Ced’s Coming of Age Adventure (6-c) – 1934 Chicago World’s Fair

While Ced was traveling to North Dakota and Wisconsin to find his late Mother’s family, he stopped at the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair. He kept documents, letters and memorabilia from the Fair. Post number 6 is taken from a booklet, “What I saw at the Chicago World’s Fair – 1934” and it includes comments written by Ced on every page. This is the third post in the series.

CDG - Chicago Fair - 1934 (Field Museum) (2)

FIELD MUSEUM

Admission charged and not enough time anyway.

CDG - Chicago Fair - 1934 (Shedd Aquarium) (2)

Admission charged and not enough time anyway.

CDG - Chicago Fair - 1934 (Fireworks ) (2)

FIREWORKS

I sat and watched these fireworks one night and believe me words can’t describe their beauty. They were sent off from the sky ride tower on the island and from barges on the lagoon, lights from the northern end of the lagoon put on the smoke from the fire works in different colors blended and made some of the most lovely shifting shades of beautiful colors which I have ever seen.

CDG - Chicago Fair - 1934 (Buckingham Fountain) (2)

BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN

This fountain is also at the northern end of the lagoon in the spring goes quite high into the air and with the colored lights aren’t on fireworks and smoke they are on the spray is also very beautiful but it can’t rival the smoke and beauty.

CDG - Chicago Fair - 1934 (Belgian Village) (2)

BELGIAN VILLAGE

Did not go in here, but had time and money permitted, this is one of the very few things which I missed but should have liked to have seen.

CDG - Chicago Fair - 1934 (Enchanted Island) (2)

ENCHANTED ISLAND

Walked around the outside of this place but did not go in, mostly pleasure park amusements for small children.

CDG - Chicago Fair - 1934 (The Midway) (2)

THE MIDWAY

Went on a sort of wooden trough roller coaster in here and also road on the electric “bumper cars” several times and if I had not run out of money I would have stayed in there. There was one thing which is a metal framework with cars which circle around on the outside of it slowly to the ground. It is purely a scenic amusement and starts quite high off the ground.

CDG - Chicago Fair - 1934 (An Entrancing Vista) (2)

AN ENTRANCING VISTA

There are some lovely views but I think this is generally overestimated a little.

CDG - Chicago Fair - 1934 (Art Institute) (2)

ART INSTITUTE

I don’t even know where this art exhibit was but I think it was in the Field Museum and an admission was charged.

CDG - Chicago Fair - 1934 (Temple of Jehol) (2)

TEMPLE OF JEHOL

I did not go in here but it was nice looking from the outside.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting the final section of “What I Saw At The Chicago World’s Fair – 1934” and the following Sunday we’ll find out where Ced is headed from Chicago.

Tomorrow, we’ll jump ahead to 1944 when Grandpa is acting as a Clearing House for all the family news, collecting and distributing it from the Hone Front.

Judy Guion

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2 thoughts on “Ced’s Coming of Age Adventure (6-c) – 1934 Chicago World’s Fair

  1. You’re giving us wonderful slices of history. Thank you for sharing.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Thank you, Maureen. This time frame shows the beginning of what “The Greatest Generation” did for us. I am happy to share it with current generations who didn’t have the same moral compass our generation had.

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