The Isthmus was the most popular attraction at the Exposition
A boisterous ’49 Camp on the Isthmus threw open its log gates in April, 1915. Supposedly recreating the lawless atmosphere of mining towns in California during the Gold Rush, the camp was crowded with patrons anxious to dance and to gamble with play money. About 20 “ladies” in the camp danced and flirted with visitors. Judging from the consternation the camp caused among “the pillars” of San Diego, the camp was the most popular attraction on the Isthmus; which is to say, the most popular attraction at the Exposition.
The Alhambra Cafeteria at the entrance to the Isthmus was one of the Exposition’s main restaurants.