California Pacific Exposition San Diego 1935-1936

The strange and unusual were among the more popular attractions at the Exposition

A colony of about fifty nudists read books, played handball and ate vegetables in Zoro Garden, at the northern tip of Gold Gulch. Patrons of the Gulch were quick at finding knot holes in the wood fence between the two attractions.

A midget city and a farm with midget cows, pigs and grain, along the west side of the Midway led other concessions in the number of visitors. More than 100 “little people” worked and played.

Robert Ripley’s “Believe It-Or-Not” offered a four-legged girl, a girl without arms and legs, and a man immune to fire. A judge fined the manager of the Ripley exhibit $150 in December for showing deformed people in violation of a California penal code.

In “Sensations”, undulating lights created illusions of beautiful women ascending and descending on jets of water while other women swam around them.