Seattle World’s Fair, a Look Back

September 21, 2011 Published in the October 2011 issue of Seattle Met

IN The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy (Seattle Center Foundation), Paula Becker, Alan J. Stein, and their fellow staffers rewind the clock to a time when Seattle meant little more than airplanes and lumber to the rest of the world. The authors track the quest of local leaders to bring the world to the city and provide a glimpse of Seattle as seen through the eyes of President Kennedy, astronaut John Glenn, actor John Wayne, and Elvis Presley, whose It Happened at the World’s Fair was set at the expo. You’ll be hearing a lot about 1962 in the coming year—when Seattle celebrates the fair’s 50-year anniversary. The Future Remembered is the rocket to bring you up to speed.

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