Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 1934

We didn't go to Sunday school or church. Aunt Kate's were over.

Century of Progress -- Chicago World's Fair
Century of Progress - Chicago World's Fair

On May 27, 1934, a renovated and improved Century of Progress Exposition,
representing an investment of $43,000,000, threw open its gates to the people of the
world at 9 o'clock this morning with high hopes that 30,000,000 visitors would pass through
 the turnstiles before Oct. 31, the closing date. Opening day attendance was tallied at 148,664,
exceeding the opening-day record of 1933 by 30,000. President Roosevelt, in a sound picture
address, said the nation's troubles were over for the most part.  

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