We’re asking readers for their favorite memories of Expo ’74 for a special section to run May 4. Here’s a sampling of some that were shared on Facebook. Send yours to addyh@spokesman.com.

Becky Cochrane Israel

The pavilion while it still had its cover! Too bad they didn’t refurbish the train station instead of tearing it down leaving only the clock tower.

Key Zero

I fondly remember the goat, the “Man Belongs To The Earth” movie, and the Sermons From Science exhibit with the incredible live demonstrations!

Dan Hansen

That massive locomotive on display north of the river.

Wej Jones

Seeing my first microwave in the house of tomorrow, under the U.S. Pavilion

Lori Rukes

The BIG beautiful bright butterflies … those were our meeting places, so we could go and do what we wanted we just had to meet at a butterfly when our parents told us too. And of course everyone liked and still likes the garbage eating goat … I wish I had one on my road, people litter so much now!

Rodney A. Aho

The ferris wheel with the twirlable seats. Scared my wife out of her wits by spinning us around. White knuckles! (Sick, I know.)

Lois Stratton

The memory that keeps coming to me is how it transformed Spokane into a vibrant, caring, and renewed Spokane. Everyone was happy and caring very much about our community and we need much more of that spirit now. We have the homeless and the hungry and unemployed among us and we truly need to care about them.

Helga Hale

 I volunteered as a clown at the Whitworth College tent. I remember eating abelskivers every day at the food court after my stint.

Kathleen Crompton

I liked the food court. In 1974 I was working at the Bon Marche and many of us ate lunch there every day.

Vicki Denz

 I was the one-millionth person to enter the Chinese pavilion at Expo ’74. I was 12 and when the lights and alarms went off, I thought I had won the lottery. All I got was a poster. I was 12. And very disappointed!

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