The 1962 World’s Fair: A Timeline

A timeline of the 1962 World’s Fair.


Past Lives

Be My (Blackout) Valentine

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a total blackout was ordered between the Mexican and Canadian borders to foil potential attacks on the mainland. P-I photographers captured the Seattle blackout in pictures, including this decisive moment betwe

01/14/2011 By Eric Scigliano


The Man Who Loved Seattle Too Much

Grant Cogswell, whose 2001 city council campaign is the backdrop for Stephen Gyllenhaal's film Grassroots, found hope in Seattle’s possibilities. He tried to give it a monorail and a new civic vision, but discovered that happy endings are only in movies.

09/15/2010 By Eric Scigliano