|Title||Ezra Meeker with replica wagon of his Oregon Trail Expedition, Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915 |
|Notes||Washington pioneer Meeker led two expeditions along the Oregon Trail in 1906-1908 and 1910-1912. He appeared at several expositions in the United States and abroad, and spent much of his time in his later years promoting the heritage of the Oregon Trail.At the exposition, Meeker lectured about his exhibit and showed film clips of the Oregon Trail. This display is now in the permanent collection of the Washington State Historical Museum in Tacoma, WA.|
PH Coll 201.9
|Contextual Notes||On February 20, 1915, thousands crowded into the newly opened Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, CA. The exposition commemorated the completion of the Panama Canal as well as the 400th anniversary of Vasco Núñez de Balboa's journey across the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific Ocean. Coming less than a decade after a devastating earthquake and fire in San Francisco, the exposition inspired residents and improved the city's struggling economy. The exposition grounds stretched across 635 acres, with buildings to celebrate the achievements of 35 states and 32 foreign nations. Washington state presented exhibits in its own building and participated in other themed exhibits throughout the exposition.|
From 1915, San Diego hosted the Panama-California Exposition, which in 1916 was transformed into the Panama-California International Exposition. The Washington Building represented Washington state in 1915, but was renamed and repurposed in 1916 as the Palace of Mines.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Oxen; Carts & wagons; Dioramas--California--San Francisco |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : ǂc San Francisco, Calif.) ; Exhibitions--California--San Francisco; Meeker, Ezra, 1830-1928 |
|Location Depicted||United States--California--San Francisco |
|Digital Collection||Society and Culture Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collection Division |
|Repository Collection||Panama Pacific International Exposition and Panama-California Exposition Photograph Album. PH Coll 201 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek ArtixScan 1800f at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2006. |