At Last, Some Media Attention

April 11, 2007 at 2:51 pm 3 comments

WATE-TV and Gene Patterson seem to be aware of the pending anniversary:

In just a few weeks, Knoxville will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the start of the Knoxville International Energy Exposition. You may remember it as the 1982 World’s Fair.

I’m interested in your stories about the Fair. I may use them in some upcoming stories on the anniversary. Think about it.. Write in…

It’s interesting he mentions that Knoxville will soon be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the World’s Fair. Does he mean the City of Knoxville has something planned? Or Knoxvillians in general, and by extension the media, will be the ones actually doing the commemorating?

A quick scan of the Knoxville City Government website doesn’t mention any kind of celebration or commemoration pending, and the events calendar lists nothing for May 1st except an unrelated event on Market Square and a golf tournament….


Entry filed under: Remembering the World's Fair.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Herbanna Dickinson  |  April 24, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    I meet my husband at the Sunsphere Restaurant during the 1982 World’s Fair. Five years after the fair closed we were married and celebrated our wedding reception in the Sunsphere. The day we were married happened to be the last day of the Dogwood Art Festival and they celebrated with fireworks – we had the perfect view – just like during the fair – from the Sunsphere!!!! And by the way, I have the best souvenir – my husband! Good luck with your story! Herbanna

  • 2. Barry  |  April 30, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    How very cool – thank you!

  • 3. Brian Lorne Maged  |  February 3, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Twenty Twenty Tenessee- A Science Fiction Musical and Literary theme park of Tomorrow to carry America towards its 250th anniversary celebrations.
    In 1982 I created Symphony in Stone for Man and his World in Montreal Canada and during 2007 we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Expo 67. Right now preparing for the Hugo
    Awards to be given out at Worldcon ‘Anticipation’ in Montreal in 2009.
    Will reveal some ideas about this complement to Dollyland’s magic kingdom at the event. A new sunsphere and energy museum.
    The Tenessee Valley Authority of tomorrow in its global reaching
    significance – bolstering new energy initiatives boldly expanded frontiers of dimension, space, and time!


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

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