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    1911 William Howard Taft Sterling Panama Pacific Expo Souvenir Spoon The Panama Pacific International Exposition was the 1915 World's Fair held in San Francisco, California. It was a celebration of the completion of the Panama Canal as well as the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Balboa. Many cities were in the running for the expo, but San Francisco nudged out New Orleans for the privilege of being host, a very important economic boost for the city nearly destroyed by the earthquake and fire of 1906. President Taft announced the winner in 1911 and attended the groundbreaking ceremony on October 14th. This 4.5" long sterling marked spoon commemorates that event, reproducing the shovel he used with the spoon handle and bowl. A nice item appealing to several categories of collecting - Taft, souvenir spoons or World's Fair/Expos.

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    June, 2005
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