The Spring 2015 Maps and More sessions kick off Friday, February 20th with, “From Panama to San Francisco: Maps of the Panama Canal and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition.” As the title implies, we will showcase maps of both San Francisco’s 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition and the Panama Canal itself. You can check out more about the series and the maps included at the Maps and More web guide. Maps and More is a monthly pop-up exhibit drawn from the collections of the Earth Sciences and Map Library.
What: From Panama to San Francisco: Maps of the Panama Canal and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition
Where: Earth Sciences & Map Library seminar room, 50 McCone Hall
When: Friday, February 20th, 11 am – noon
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Maps and More is a monthly collections show-and-tell at the Earth Sciences and Map Library, 50 McCone Hall. For the February edition of Maps and More we’ll be looking at maps from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. The exposition celebrated the Panama Canal‘s completion and was an opportunity to showcase the city’s recovery from the 1906 earthquake. The 77km Panama ship canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean was one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century and stimulated international maritime commerce.
- Maps & More: Panama-Pacific Exposition
- Friday, Feb 20 11am-noon
- Earth Sciences and Map Library (50 McCone Hall)