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The Bancroft Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000




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The Grandeur of a Great Labor: The Building of the Panama Canal and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

The Bancroft Library
Oct 21, 2015 to Feb 26, 2016

With highlights from the rich collections of The Bancroft Library, the exhibition examines the building of the Panama Canal and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the fair that celebrated the canal’s opening and the rise of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire. Exploring the grand endeavors of both enterprises, this centennial exhibition illustrates the global impact of the canal and of San Francisco’s emergence on the national and world stage, as well as the broad human effort that was required to realize both achievements.

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