KQED Forum

On Wednesday, February 18 KQED Forum host Michael Krasny discussed the history and legacy of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition with Anthea Hartig, CEO and Executive Director of the California Historical Society, Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 (Heyday), and Lee Bruno, author of Panorama: Tales from San Francisco’s 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition (Cameron + Company). ... Read More >

After the Lights Went Out

Flags were ordered flown at half mast by mayor James Rolph in San Francisco on Sunday, December 5, 1915, the day after the Panama Pacific International Exposition closed. The 635-acre site for the exposition had been leased from a variety of owners and immediate restitution of the land was necessary. ... Read More >