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Progress Of Man: The 1935 Exposition Walking Tour

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Above: Graphic logo for the San Diego History Center.

This hour-long, easy paced walking tour reveals how a Depression-era San Diego pulled itself up out of the duldrums to create a spectacular world showcase that celebrated "Progress of Man".

Learn how DC Collier, San Diego's 1915 Exposition cheerleader played a pivotal role in Chicago's Century of Progress that served as inspiration for San Diego's expo two year's later. Explore the architectural achievements of architect, Richard Requa as we leisurely stroll around the Pan-America Plaza, uncovering the inspiration for his buildings and the themes of this very unique exposition.

Lastly come away with hidden stories to share about the celebrated socialites and sinister scoundrels who made their way to San Diego that year! You'll never look of this portion of Balboa Park the same way again!

Tour begins promptly at Alcazar Gardens at 1pm. Advance ticket purchase encouraged but walk-ups are welcome with exact cash, check or credit card for payment.

Location: San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite #3, San Diego, California 92101 Google Maps

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