Canada: ONTARIO: The Ex

The concessionaires had stocked 50 tons of hot dogs and 50,000 gallons of cold drinks. Toronto fathers & mothers hustled their children back from vacations a week early, to take in the big show before school opened. Sightseers showed up from all over the Dominion. No one was disappointed. The Canadian National Exhibition at Toronto was a record-breaker. On the opening day of the first exhibition since the war, 103,500 showed up.

They pushed and sweated in the heat, gawked at industrial and agricultural displays, baby shows, flower, dog, cat, cattle and horse shows, and at a bulletproof Mercédès-Benz limousine...

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