Fifty-two years ago this week the Seattle World’s Fair swooped into the Emerald City and left a mark on a region that continues to be felt today.
From an opportunity to dine 600 feet above ground in the Space Needle, to races at the Seattle Center Coliseum and rides and entertainment at the Gayway,the Seattle World’s Fair gave visitors a glimpse of what the future might hold.
While today’s experience at the location of the Seattle World’s Fair is quite different, the Space Needle, Monorail, International Fountain and Science Center still stand as a reminder of one of the most significant years in our state’s history.
SeattleInsider dug up photos that capture the spectacular scene in 1962.
Curious to learn more about the Seattle World's Fair in 1962?
"The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair and it's Legacy" is a book that chronicles the Seattle World's Fair, capturing the true essence of what the experience was like that year.
It was released on Oct. 21, 2011.