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Seattle World’s Fair, a Look Back

New book The Future Remembered rewinds the clock to 1962.

By Seattle Met Staff October 24, 2011

Originally published October 2011. In The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy (out October 21, Seattle Center Foundation), Paula Becker, Alan J. Stein, and their fellow historylink.org 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.

Book-It Repertory Theatre has also adapted short stories from the 300-page book and will perform them at Intiman Playhouse on Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30pm. Tickets ($50 on brownpapertickets.com) include a complimentary Bubbleator cocktail and hors d’oeuvres.

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