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News - February 4, 2011

Moffett a serious contender for World Expo

by Daniel DeBolt

It appears more and more likely that the World Expo will come to Moffett Field in 2020, along with a new local landmark, tens of millions of visitors and hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to backers of the event at the Bay Area Council.

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Posted by Max Hauser
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 6, 2011 at 7:28 am

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Being less accustomed to the phrase "World Expo," I checked and this article does describe what's generically (and was in the US traditionally) called a World's Fair, and more formally today a Universal Exposition. Other names also have appeared since the modern world's fairs began in 1851 in London. I gather "World Expo" is currently favored among US organizers as quoted above, though the phrase isn't universal (Wikipedia for instance contains no "World Expo" entry, redirecting to "World's Fair," first link below). Some people will remember the 1967 Montreal World's Fair (and the commemorative postage stamp that followed). That event used the proprietary and then-unique name "Expo 67" which started a trend. More history in Wikipedia:

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