Comparisons are naturally made between Knoxville and New Orleans. Knoxville had a better attendance record than New Orleans. The reason being vacation patterns, socio-economic status, theme, and location. The impact on Knoxville was a one time opportunity to develop image. The impact on New Orleans was just another opportunity to develop image.
Becker, William A.
"A Comparison of the Knoxville and New Orleans World's Fairs,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 3
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol3/iss4/14