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50 Years of KEZI 9 News: 1962 World’s Fair

SEATTLE, Wash. — In 1962, the Seattle World’s Fair opened with great fanfare.

The hope was it would lead to a cleaner, brighter downtown and give people in the Northwest a brand new place to visit, a sort of one-time-only Disneyland.

It even had a monorail like the Disney park in southern California, but what it didn’t have, at least at first, was big crowds.

That summer, it was the place to go for people even hundreds of miles away in Oregon.

The fair offered a glimpse of what the future might bring.

We look back at a visit to the 1962 Century 21 Exposition.

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