Archive for July, 2006

Links of Interest Regarding the Sunsphere

Here are links to some blog and newspaper articles in the recent past regarding the Sunsphere and the need for its reuse and revitalization. Making the Sunsphere a functional part of the World’s Fair Park and Convention Center is a vital component to the image of downtown Knoxville.

As my dad always said, “Make yourself useful instead of ornamental.”

Victor at Knoxville Blog makes an excellent case for saving the Sunsphere, as does Fred Brown in a Knoxville News Sentinel article from 2005.

The articles are a bit dated, as progress has been made (however slight) in thinking about getting the Sunsphere back in operation, but the sentiments expressed are still completely valid.

July 31, 2006 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

Call for Stories

I’d like to hear your stories and memories of the 1982 World’s Fair, good or bad.

Send them to me via email or add to comments – I want to hear from you!

July 19, 2006 at 11:25 am 2 comments

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Spread the Word!

Here’s one – I’ll make others as I have the time.

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July 18, 2006 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

Thank you for your interest

Thank you for your interest in commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville, TN.

Financial scandals and UT National Championships aside, the 1982 World’s Fair was the biggest thing to happen to Knoxville in the 20th Century and deserves to be remembered and honored by the city and all that visited and participated.

My hope is that this website will provide a rallying point, a reference site and an inspiration to those who lived her in Knoxville in 1982 and found the World’s Fair something of value. Something to be remembered and cherished and viewed with affection and appreciation.

Not only did the world come to our door in 1982, so did our neighbors and friends.  And as such we made new friends and created many, many new memories.  I know there are plenty of opportunities out there to plan a celebration on May 1, 2007 to rival no other in the last 25 years in Knoxville – all we need is you!

Tell your friends, tell your City Councilmen and County Commissioners.  Tell your mayor(s).  And not just in Knoxville/Knox County – the World’s Fair belonged to all of East Tennessee, the Southeast, the whole U.S.A. and the world.  Tell them all, and let’s remember.

You’ve got to be there!

July 17, 2006 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment


Remember the Date

The 25th Anniversary of the 1982 World's Fair is on May 1, 2007. Mark your calendars!

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