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From jaw-dropping design to wow-inducing technological wizardry, the 2012 World’s Expo in Yeosu, Korea, is brimming with inspiration for exhibit and event professionals. EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Expo 2012 microsite features everything from Expo-related news and FAQs to historic World’s Expo highlights and video footage direct from Yeosu. This site also plays host to EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Expo 2012 Awards, honoring the best the world (well, the World’s Expo, at least) has to offer.
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Welcome to the Rail World
 
Hundreds stood in line to enter the globe-like “Scenic Lines of the World” railroad exhibit at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Featuring a relief map of train routes on the exterior, and model locomotives on the interior, the booth — nearly 25 feet tall — celebrated the nation’s 1,260 operating railroad companies. But trains were about to go off the track. With automobiles encroaching on their preserve, the number of companies would decline nearly 36 percent by 1929, making their trademark “lonesome whistle” sound even more forlorn and desolate.
 
Photo: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

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