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June 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

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Postcards from the past: Expo '74, 1974


GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The U.S. Pavilion stands in the distance on the opening day of Expo '74 in Spokane on May 4, 1974. About 5.2 million people visited Spokane during Expo '74, the first environmentally themed world's fair.

GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

People could fly or walk on a gondola to get around the Expo '74 grounds.

Postcards from the past is an occasional feature, highlighting images from The Seattle Times historical archive.

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