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  • Collection: Expo '74

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Map of the Pacific Northwest featuring Spokane Expo '74.

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Artist's rendering of Expo site

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Looking toward Monroe Street Bridge.

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The National Dance Company of Senegal will perform during the Expo '74 World's Fair at the Opera House Oct. 26 and 27, 1974. The troupe, which made its debut in the United States in 1971, is on a North American tour. After Expo, the dancers will head…

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Artist's rendering of Expo site in color

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Ducks swimming in the forebay of the Spokane River illustrate the theme of the Expo '74 World's Fair, "Celebrating Tomorrow's Fresh, New Enviornment." What was once the site of a decaying railroad yard and city center is now the location for the…

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Aerial view showing the site for Expo

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There was no thought of a world's fair here in 1966 when what was to become the site of Expo '74 was still a congested industrial area that blocked the city's access to the scenic Spokane River falls and rapids. Railroad yards and related warehouses…

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Railroad yards and their adjacent industrial buildings and parking areas, shown in the 1961 photo of the Expo '74 site, dominated the heart of the downtown area of Spokane, cutting the city off from its scenic river area. Cleared for the World's…

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Demolition of the old station at the center of the railroad yards that became Spokane's World's Fair site is shown here as it looked in February 1973. The Burlington Northern Tower, the only part of the station to remain, indicates 450 days to go…

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Aerial view before Expo construction

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There was no thought of a world's fair here in 1966 when what was to become the site of Expo '74 was still a congested industrial area that blocked the city's access to the scenic Spokane River falls and rapids. Railroad yards and related warehouses…

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"Meet me at the tower," is probably the most common direction being given at the Expo '74 World's Fair. The old Burlington Northern Clock Tower has been a Spokane landmark for more that half a century, and it is an easy reference point seen from just…

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Beer garden that became the carrousel's home after Expo.

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Man with baby in stroller in front of a display of things going into a landfill

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The huge movie screen (six stories high, nine wide) dwarfs an attendant at the IMAX theater in the U.S. pavilion at the Expo '74 World's Fair. Screen is so big it involves the audience in the film - most notably in a dizzying airplane ride through…

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People viewing exhibit about "Clean Water Efforts."

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Adults and children viewing unidentified pavilion

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Amtrak goes to Spokane. Besides providing transportation for a lot of the visitors to Spokane's Expo '74, Amtrak has its own pavilion. Maureen Mcdonnell of Whittier, California is one of the well informed passenger service representatives staffing…
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