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The Charleston Exposition

By Anthony Chibbaro

From December 1901 to May 1902, the City of Charleston, South Carolina, hosted the only world's fair ever held on Palmetto State soil. Officially known as the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition, or more commonly as the Charleston Exposition, the event was eagerly anticipated by Charlestonians in hopes that it would boost business ad industry. Even an unusually cold winter could not deter the 675,000 people who visited this landmark celebration in South Carolina history. With the arrival of the Exposition's 100th anniversary, a renewed interest has been sparked in the story that surrounds it. People from all over the country flocked to the Charleston Exposition to tour the detailed building erected in what is now known as Hampton Park. Appearances from President Theodore Roosevelt and author Samuel Clemens; shows with Jim Key, the famous intelligent horse; and the display of the Liberty Bell, on loan from Philadelphia, were just a few of the highlights that enticed visitors to come to South Carolina's Lowcountry. Readers of The Charleston Exposition will experience this almost forgotten event, from its conception, through its planning and construction, to the fair's arrival and completion.

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Book

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  • 975.7915 Chi, Nonfiction

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0738506826


Format: Book
Author: Chibbaro, Anthony
Title: The Charleston Exposition / Anthony Chibbaro.
Publisher Date: Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia, c2001.
Subject: South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition (1901-1902 : Charleston, S.C.) Exhibitions -- South Carolina -- Charleston. Charleston (S.C.) -- Commerce Charleston (S.C.) -- History
Isbn: 0738506826
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 975.7915 Chi
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Bib Id: 192619

Format: Book
Author: Chibbaro, Anthony
Title: The Charleston Exposition / Anthony Chibbaro.
Publisher, Date: Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia, c2001.
Description: 128 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Series: Images of America
Series: Images of America
Subjects: South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition (1901-1902 : Charleston, S.C.)
Subjects: Exhibitions -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
Subjects: Charleston (S.C.) -- Commerce
Subjects: Charleston (S.C.) -- History
Notes: Includes a time line for the exposition (p. 118-122) and a who's who (p. [123]-128).
LCCN: 2001087667
ISBN: 0738506826
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 975.7915 Chi