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Religious leaders in the Bay Area raised $100,00 to construct a Temple of Religion and Tower of Peace for the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island. The San Francisco Temple represented all faiths, unlike the Temple of Religion at the 1938 World's Fair in New York City that only represented Protestants, Catholics and Jews. As involvement in the Second World War seemed increasingly inevitable, the organization sponsored a series of events and lectures to promote peace and keep America out of the conflict on the last eight Sundays of the exposition in 1939. The scrapbook documents activities from 1938 through 1939. The exposition was reopened in May 1940 and remained open through the end of September. Stanley Hunter Armstrong expanded his account of the Temple of  Religion and Tower of Peace at the Golden Gate International Exposition 1939-1940 to include the additional activities.

 
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