Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Little America



Two scenes of the "Little America" exhibit at the State Fair. Top one is from 1936; bottom one may be 1936 or 1937. I'm not sure what this exhibit was all about. The building looked like mounds of snow and it was decorated with penguins. I remember seeing at least one similar construction, probably in Wyoming, in the 1960s. We may have stopped there for gas, but that's about all I remember about it. It may be my faulty memory, but I thought there were several of these in remote locations in the West.

addenda: Little America, WY, is the location of the gas station I was thinking of. This exhibit may be a Sinclair Gas promotion (they owned the Little America Refinery), or as someone suggested, it may be related to Admiral Byrd's encampment in Antarctica.

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