The Georgia Straight

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"When organizers of the Seattle World’s Fair looked down on the fairgrounds from the top of the Space Needle on April 21, 1962, they saw something shocking. Instead of the crowds they’d hoped for on opening day, there was just a trickle of people and empty parking lots. “Everybody thought ‘My God, what have we done?’ ” recalls Don Foster, the fair’s director of exhibits."

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"When organizers of the Seattle World’s Fair looked down on the fairgrounds from the top of the Space Needle on April 21, 1962, they saw something shocking. Instead of the crowds they’d hoped for on opening day, there was just a trickle of people and empty parking lots. “Everybody thought ‘My God, what have we done?’ ” recalls Don Foster, the fair’s director of exhibits."

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