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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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Little House on the Prarie
 
The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair soared with the largest birdcage ever built; a Ferris Wheel that hosted weddings and dinner parties; a 56-foot iron statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire — and President Theodore Roosevelt’s cabin. Part of North Dakota’s exhibit, the two-room cabin competed with the cabins of Lincoln and Grant to recapture the quickly fading “authenticity” of frontier life. A relic of Roosevelt’s days on a Badlands cattle ranch in the 1880s, the exhibit drew thousands of attendees who hankered to connect with real history, and to see the President’s quarters — including stuffed examples of the game he hunted and two pairs of the Rough Rider’s pants.
 

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