Seattle World's Fair


1. Describe the purpose of the Century 21 Exposition held in Seattle in 1962.
The World Fair was an idea originally come up with by Al Rochester, whose original purpose of the fair was to mark the 50th anniversary of the A-Y-P-E (Alaskan Yukon Pacific Exposition). As a boy, he had been to the A-Y-P-E and
2. Imagine you were in Seattle in 1962: What fair-related events, celebrities, or happenings would people on the street be talking about?

3. Did the Century 21 Exposition accurately predict the world of the 21st century? To support your claim, provide side-by-side evidence (artifact from the fair, artifact from today) to substantiate your claim. Identify at least 5 predictions and provide paired evidence.

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