When the world came to Seattle: 50 years since World's Fair
When the world came to Seattle
On April 21, 1962, the gates opened to a World's Fair in Seattle that left an indelible stamp on the city's image and future.
For 184 days, locals and visitors alike marveled at the Space Needle, the Monorail, the "World of Tomorrow" pavilions, and the "Spacearium."
Days before the opening, The Seattle Times published a 152-page "Seattle World's Fair Souvenir Edition" that was packed with information about the fair as well as predictions for the future.
Use the arrows in the window at left to see highlights from the section, and click through at any point to read more or see larger images.
Through historical photographs and motion pictures of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, "When Seattle Invented the Future" brings to life the textures and sounds of Seattle in the late '50s and early '60s.
Go here for more information from KCTS, including music, interviews, a scrapbook and more videos related to the fair.
Choose from our collection of World's Fair gifts featuring photos and newspaper page fronts.
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