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April State Library jewels #2: World’s Fair records

April State Library jewels #2: World’s Fair records

(Image courtesy of Washington State Library) The 50th anniversary of the Space Needle’s opening has many people reminiscing about the world-famous tower and the World’s Fair held in Seattle in 1962. Since we’re not too proud to jump on the Space Needle/World’s Fair nostalgia bandwagon, the second State Library jewel we’re featuring this month is the State Library’s collection of the World’s Fair Commission’s records and other materials from 1957 to 1963. The collection, which currently is only in paper…

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Happy 50th anniversary, Space Needle!

Happy 50th anniversary, Space Needle!

For 50 years, the Space Needle has been Seattle’s most famous landmark, visible for miles in each direction.  It is to the Emerald City what Big Ben is to London and the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair and the Space Needle’s opening, we’re featuring shots over the next week from the Digital Archives’ photo collection of the 605-foot tower. This 1962 photo also features another icon of the World’s…

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