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Washington Governor Albert Rosellini (left) and Plaza Coordinator Jack Gordon assist NY Governor Nelson Rockefeller as he lights the flames to salute New York Day on May 10, 1962.


Washington State's two World's Fairs -- Seattle and Spokane


An aerial view of Lower Queen Anne from 1957

Day by Day Calendars [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October]

From 1960, Jack's idea for a Heliport atop the "Seattle Tower"

1960's Coliseum Groundbreaking

LIFE Magazine advertisement from Nov. 24, 1961

Here's Century 21 like you've never seen it before

Here's the World's Fair on the front of the Seattle Phone Book

What's Happening? Day by Day at the Plaza of the States

Jack Gordon Honor Day at Seattle's Century 21 and here's the column by Robert Heilman about the day

John Glenn honored

Jack Gordon named "Arkansas Traveler" in 1962

Closing report for the Plaza of the States

Keep the Plaza, Gordon urges after the Fair

Plaza and Fair Songstress Paula Bane dies in 1994

State Honor Days

Tennessee Honor Day was September 1

Salute to American Labor, September 3


News from the Fair

New Push-Button Dials Successful Here's the official press release announcing that Bell telephone (remember them?) was going to switch from rotary dialed phone to 'push-button dials." It's the beginning of a revolution, according to the release. 1962 and the beginning steps of what lead to cell phones, iphones, texting, and more. As Elvis would have said (or maybe still is saying), "It Happened at the World's Fair!"

Beaver Kills Porcupine at Forest Products Industry Pavilion!



Expo 74 in Spokane

Spokane's Expo '74

"State Days at Expo Take Lots of Work" from the Spokesman-Review













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