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Published on Apr 10, 2013
The Space Needle. Monorail. Bubbleator. Science Center. Show Street and Gracie Hansen. Century 21 created icons and scientists, and brought Elvis and John Glenn, Joan Baez and Roy Rogers to the Northwest. In 1962, Seattle invented a future that included a tech-savvy portal to the Pacific Rim.
Through historical photographs and motion pictures, "The 1962 World's Fair: When Seattle Invented the Future" brings to life the textures and sounds of Seattle in the late 50s and early 60s. In interviews, Seattle's business, civic and cultural leaders and longtime residents tell of the excitement and ambition the Fair ignited.