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The 1915 Pan-Pacific Expo helped San Francisco rise from devastating earthquake, fires

When the Panama-Pacific International Exposition opened in 1915, San Francisco looked fabulous: Bedecked with ornate, European-inspired architecture and an array of technological wizardry, the city resumed its role as a West Coast powerhouse less than a decade after near-total destruction.  Block after block of property flattened by the 1906 earthquake and ensuing fires had been transformed […]