Expositions: Man & His World

In the countdown to Canada's Expo 67, it was 878 days since the morning in 1964 when the first dump truck dropped the first load of fill into the St. Lawrence River off Montreal. All that seemed a long time ago as a 19-year-old Canadian Army cadet last week sprinted into the Place des Nations amphitheater and, before 5,250 invited dignitaries, handed a blazing torch to Prime Minister Lester Pearson. Grinning, Pearson tipped the flame toward a gas jet in a canister, and a fire flickered up—to burn night and day during...

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