Thursday, January 18, 2007

Midway at Seattle World's Fair 1962

Two slides of the Midway area at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. In the background can be seen the large Aquacade stadium where daredevil speedboat pilots and water skiers put on a show. Overhead is the Union 76 Skyway ride. The Seattle fair seems to have been slighted by historians and collectors, overshadowed by the New York Worlds Fair in 1964. However many of the fair buildings still remain, especially the Sky Needle and the Monorail. Several are now museums and some have been moved offsite and repurposed. Here is a nice website history of the fair and what remains Seattle Post Intellegience 1962 World's Fiar

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even though it technically was not a sanctioned World's Fair, the 1964/65 New York WF was probably the most impressive of all the modern fairs, However, the 1962 Seattle WF indeed was the coolest.