On this day – February 25

On this day in 1915 the Canadian pavilion of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition was dedicated. Designed by the London architect E. Wright, Canada contructed the largest of the national buildings, with three skylit aisles each an eigth of a mile long containing elaborate diaoramas depicting Canadian environment, agriculture, and industry. Visitors were particularly delighted by exhibits of forestry, minerals and wildlife, including a beaver dam complete with live beavers.