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    Seattle Space Needle 50 years ago

  • Janie D

    From 50 Years Ago: The World in 1962, one of 50 photos. Aerial view of the Space Needle and surrounding area in Seattle in 1962. The Century 21 Exposition, also called the Seattle World’s Fair, was held from April 21, 1962, to October 21, 1962. This year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary, the iconic Space Needle was once again painted in its original “Galaxy Gold”. (AP Photo)

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