The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »
Muir Beach Overlook closure
The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.
The 1915 World's Fair
The 1915 World's Fair took place in San Francisco at what is today the Presidio and the Marina District. Officially called the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the fair celebrated the successful 1914 completion of the Panama Canal, which connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Locally, the 1915 World's Fair was San Francisco's opportunity to prove that the city, by then fully recovered from its devastating 1906 earthquake, was open for business.
For Further Reading:
The Last Great World’s Fair; San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915. Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, 2004.
San Francisco Invites the World; The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915; by Donna Ewald and Peter Clute; Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1991
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