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Councilmember Rasmussen shares his favorite Seattle Center memory

Councilmember Tom Rasmussen has fond memories of the World’s Fair, specifically watching the Space Needle built, piece by piece.  Watch him tell his story and share his experiences. Some historical perspective from the Space Needle: All kinds of famous folks have enjoyed the Space Needle, including entertainers like Elvis Presley, Walt Disney, John Travolta, Mike […]

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Councilmember O’Brien shares his favorite Seattle Center memory

Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s fondest memory of the Seattle Center took place in the Pacific Science Center during the 1980’s.  Watch this video to find out what he was doing at the Science Center and how true his predictions were. Historical perspective from Seattle Municipal Archives: Leading up to the World’s Fair, the US Government committed […]

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Councilmember Licata’s favorite Seattle Center memory

Councilmember Nick Licata has been to the Seattle Center many, many times.  When asked about his favorite memory of the center, he was quick to answer—complete with visuals. Watch Councilmember Licata describe the annual event he co-founded and who benefited. Give Peace a Dance, A 24-Hour Dance Marathon

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Councilmember Harrell’s favorite Seattle Center memory

Councilmember Bruce Harrell has spent a lot of time at the Seattle Center; especially during his years as the starting middle linebacker at Garfield High School.  In 1975, Councilmember Harrell was on the field at Memorial Stadium for the Metro League championship between Garfield High School and Blanchet High School, dubbed “the Greatest Game” by […]

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Councilmember Godden’s Seattle Center fondest memory

Councilmember Jean Godden was closely associated with the 1962 World’s Fair.  So closely, in fact, she’s in the official Century 21 coloring book.  Watch as Councilmember Godden describes her fond memories of the event and exhibits that put Seattle on the map. Councilmember Godden’s personal historical perspective: The primary architect for the fair was Seattle’s […]

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A message from the 1962 Seattle City Council

Councilmember Conlin’s favorite Seattle Center memory

Councilmember Richard Conlin frequents the Seattle Center, especially over the Memorial Day weekend and the Northwest Folklife Festival.  Find out how many years Councilmember Conlin has attended Folklife and the special role he plays by watching the following video. Some historical perspective from Northwest Folklife: Every year since 1972 Northwest Folklife has presented the Northwest […]

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Council President Clark’s Seattle Center memory

Council President Sally J. Clark has visited the Seattle Center many times since it opened for the 1962 World’s Fair. Watch as she describes one of her favorite memories of the center: meeting her partner at a Seattle Storm basketball game. For more information on the Seattle Storm, visit their official web site. For more information […]

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Councilmember Burgess’ Seattle Center memory

Councilmember Tim Burgess lived in the Capitol Hill neighborhood during the 1962 Century 21 Exposition and traveled by bicycle with his friends to go to the celebration.  Watch his story to find out how they avoided the entrance fee along with his other memories of the Seattle Center. Historical perspective: From Seattle Municipal Archives: In […]

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Councilmember Bagshaw’s Seattle Center memory

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw was one of the 9.6 million visitors to the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962. Watch her tell her story and recount her memory of travelling from Portland with her Grandfather to experience all that the World’s Fair had to offer. Some historical perspective from Seattle Municipal Archives: The Century 21 Exposition – […]

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