HemisFair ’68 San Antonio Memorabilia

It was a surprise to me when I stumbled upon this small collection of memorabilia from San Antonio’s HemisFair ’68 Worlds Fair in Seattle.   I have to confess I didn’t even know that this was a full-fledged International Expo approved by the BIE.

'68 HemisFair - Big plate souvenier

’68 HemisFair – Big plate souvenir

The set had the usual items, a large plate, a teacup, and a silver spoon.   The little surprise is the small demitasse cup.

Teacup and Saucer from San Antonio '68 Worlds Fair

Teacup and Saucer from San Antonio ’68 Worlds Fair

I have to point out that this fair built a tower revolving restaurant that is slightly taller than the Seattle Space Needle.  It is called the Tower of the Americas.  In 2004 Landry’s Restaurant won the contract to manage this City of San Antonio property.   Remember copying something is one of the greatest forms of flattery.   I might have grown up in Seattle but have a little Texas in me too with my Great Great Grandfather being an original citizen of Texas when it was a country.  However, Century 21 is still my favorite Worlds Fair.

The fair’s theme was “The Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas”, celebrating the many nations which settled the region. The fair was held in 1968 to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio in 1718.  (thanx Wiki for this info).

Here are a few more photos for your viewing pleasure and remember that you never know what you will find if you just get involved in life.