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January 13, 2012 12:49 AM
Marie McCaffrey Executive director, HistoryLink.org I was 11 in 1962 and went to the fair at least twice. You can see the proof in these...
January 13, 2012 12:21 AM
1. Champagne glasses (with Space Needle stems) used on opening night of the fair 2. A ticket book, with individual tickets for fair...
January 13, 2012 12:00 AM
In the winter of 1962, my Cub Scout den had taken a field trip to the top of the Smith Tower, then one of the tallest buildings west of the...
January 12, 2012 11:52 PM
June 1–October 16, 1909: Seattle’s first world’s fair, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, takes place (see photo above). 1954: City...
January 12, 2012 8:27 AM
The Space Needle Is Well Rooted (see above photo) The Space Needle has a 30-foot-deep foundation made with 2,800 yards of concrete and...
January 12, 2012 8:09 AM
Since its construction, we’ve been decorating the Space Needle to commemorate special occasions. A crustacean ascended the Space Needle in...
December 13, 2011 12:28 AM
Looks aren’t everything, but in the world of finance, they can be a key to success, according to Scott, a 57-year-old Seattle-area...
December 13, 2011 12:16 AM
On one of the last warm summer days of 2011, a construction crew put up the black steel tower of a pile driver in the extreme northwest...
December 12, 2011 11:12 PM
Local filmmakers and film buffs hoped it was just a blooper reel as they watched the popular Motion Picture Competitiveness Program pass in...
December 8, 2011 7:25 PM
It’s been a year of extraordinary changes in our city, from the explosive growth of Seattle’s best new neighborhood to the very green (and...
December 6, 2011 12:28 AM
January is the month for overly optimistic New Year’s resolutions, so why not dream big by signing up for an aerial yoga class? The...
December 2, 2011 8:48 PM
Tunnel visionSeattle gets split asunder by a manufactured deep-bore “debate,” which has no actual influence on the already-approved project...
November 22, 2011 10:04 PM
THE CENTRAL DISTRICTSean Conroe, founder of Alleycat Acres Photo by Hayley Young If you cruised down East Union toward the Central...
November 22, 2011 9:45 PM
Seattle’s legendary sushi chef, Shiro Kashiba—still a self-proclaimed “sushi bartender” at age 70—was a locavore long before it was trendy...
November 22, 2011 9:04 PM
When the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched its online Food Desert Locator last summer, Seattle’s gourmets and locavores were...