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Expo Turns 100

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The Los Angeles Aqueduct isn't the only one with a hundredth birthday this week: Exposition Park as we know it was born on November 6, 1913. Expo first opened as Agricultural Park in 1872, hosting farming events, before becoming a seedy hotbed of gambling, prostitution, and camel racing in the 1880s. Eventually Los Angeles annexed the park and its neighbor USC and after a makeover, "the site reopened as Exposition Park, its neatly trimmed rose gardens concealing the park's even more colorful past." [USC, KCET]