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COURTNEY BLETHEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

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Iconic "will the last person" Seattle billboard bubbles up again

Bob McDonald, of Seattle, now 71, holds a picture of the billboard he and fellow real-estate agent Jim Youngren dreamed up in 1971, when unemployment in the Seattle area was 13 percent. The billboard, displayed for only 15 days near Sea-Tac Airport, has become iconic in the decades since.