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Scrapbook Flashback: Share your 1982 World's Fair pictures and stories

April 20th, 2012 10:13 am by Staff Report

By Carmen Musick


Do you remember when the world came to Knoxville?


Can you believe it's been 30 years since more than 11 million visitors poured into East Tennessee for the 1982 World's Fair? Well, it's true. The 1982 World's Fair opened May 1, 1982, with the theme "Energy Turns the World," and chances are many of you were among the visitors.


So, to honor the 30th anniversary of the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Sunday Stories is inviting readers to share photos and stories from the event in the May edition of Scrapbook Flashback.


It took more than seven years of planning, politicking and preparation to get the fair to Knoxville. Ultimately, 22 nations and more than 50 corporations participated. Families, individuals and school groups flocked to the exposition.


So, for our next Scrapbook Flashback, we're asking readers to share pictures and stories from the 1982 World's Fair. We'd love to see snapshots of the various pavilions, the Sunsphere tower, entertainment and exhibits. But, most of all, we want pictures of you enjoying the festivities with your friends and family members.


Here's how to submit a picture(s):


Scan and email it to: sundayscrapbook@timesnews.net. Just be sure that it's at least one megabyte and 200 dpi. Also, send it as an attachment to an email and not as a link to any outside site.


Mail or deliver it to: Kingsport Times-News, Attn: Carmen Musick, 701 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport, TN 37662. We recommend that you have a copy made and send it. However, if you send the original and want it back, please be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope or make plans to come back and pick it up after it publishes in late May.


Photos must be received by Friday, May 18. In addition to the photo, be sure to include your full name and a description of the photo including when and where it was taken and who's in it, along with a way that we can contact you - just in case we have any questions.


What are you waiting for? Dust off those photo albums and dig out those World's Fair pictures. It's time for another Scrapbook Flashback!

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