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Council Converations on the Great Wheel

I appear on the November edition of the Seattle Channel program Council Conversations. It’s filmed on the Great Wheel on the Downtown waterfront. As host Josephine Cheng and I as travel in a gondola, we talk about my growing up in Cleveland, working in the insurance field, the Seattle Center, rental housing inspection, paid sick [...]


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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