Treasure Island - Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939-40

California State Historic Landmark 987

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#987 Treasure Island
This artificial island was constructed of bay sand in 1936-7 and was the site of Golden Gate International Exposition, Feb. 18, 1939-Sept. 29, 1940. Tall towers, gigantic goddesses and dazzling lighting effects turned the island into a "magic city." The exposition celebrated the ascendancy of California and San Francisco as economic, political and cultural forces in the increasingly important Pacific region. Treasure Island has been a U.S. Naval station since 1941.

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Naval Station, Treasure Island, San Francisco.

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