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  • Fly fishing niche extends Valley painter’s audience around the globe

    Imagine an artificial fly floating on the surface of a stream with ripples of light dancing around it. Capture the image on canvas, and then reach out to the people …


  • Pieces of Spokane’s prime

    The Expo Guy never visited the world’s fair in Spokane. He hadn’t been born yet.


  • Pieces of Spokane’s prime

    The Expo Guy never visited the world’s fair in Spokane. He hadn’t been born yet.


  • Fate of Expo ’74 sculpture murky as park is revamped

    A dirt lot north of Riverfront Park holds the ruins of Expo ’74. The dismantled wings of one of the giant, welcoming butterfly sculptures from the World’s Fair lie near …


  • Fair aimed to entertain

    “It has long been a tradition that the best performers on the international and national scenes appear at world fairs. Expo ’74 is no exception,” The Spokesman-Review reported in a …


  • Facebook flashbacks

    We asked readers to share their Expo ’74 memories on The Spokesman-Review’s Facebook page. Following are the original Facebook posts (in italics) and their responses. (Edited for clarity and length) …


  • Making memories

    We asked print and online readers for their Expo ’74 memories and photos, and reprint a selection here. View the photos at www.spokesman.com/ reader-photos/expo-74. Responses have been edited for length …


  • Loving the high life

    For local business people and government officials, Expo ’74 was more than just the activities taking place at the fairgrounds in the city center. “There were lots of black-tie parties,” …


  • A legacy of renewal

    Downtown Spokane has had two great transformations in its history: the Great Fire of 1889 that destroyed the city center, and Expo ’74, which renewed it. Before the World’s Fair, …


  • California group buys Spokane’s Park Tower Apartments

    A California company specializing in owning and managing affordable and low-income housing has purchased the 20-story Park Tower Apartments across from the Spokane Convention Center. Built in 1973, the Park …


  • Riverfront Park offering passes at special price

    Summer passes for the attractions at Riverfront Park are available for $40 in honor of the park’s 40th anniversary. But buy now – that price is only good through Sunday.


  • Feedback

    When asked to present photo ID, Spokane’s Sheila Geraghty sometimes reaches into her wallet and hands over her Expo ’74 season pass, S-R columnist Paul Turner noted in The Slice. …


  • Spokane civic leader Jack O’Brien dies at 91

    Jack O’Brien, a longtime political activist and civic booster who twice served on the Spokane City Council, died this week. He was 91. A Spokane native born John Michael O’Brien …


  • Plans to revitalize Riverfront Park underway

    Parts of Riverfront Park are majestic, beloved, historic, popular or whimsical. But parts of Riverfront Park are broken, dilapidated, vacant, stuck in the wrong century or losing money.


  • High Bridge remnant to be removed

    A large, graffiti-covered abutment that marked the northern edge of what was once Spokane’s tallest bridge will soon be torn down. Kendall Yards officials say the concrete structure on the …


  • Then and Now photos: The Pavilion

    Spokane’s Expo ’74 continues to recede in the rear-view mirror, but the silhouette of the former United States Pavilion reminds us of that glorious summer of exhibitions, concerts, rides, famous …


  • Curtains could come down on Spokane’s Imax theater

    Last Friday, the number of people who watched the first four films of the day at Riverfront Park’s Imax was zero. It’s a sign of the times for the theater, …


  • Readers fill in missing story of Expo souvenir

    Time to put a lid on the Mystery of the Expo Percolator. (That actually sounds like a title of one of those old Hardy Boys mysteries that I consumed like …


  • Your gift to Second Harvest earns you a view of history

    The hard work of consolidating the ol’ newsroom here at The Spokesman-Review is just about finished. And please, no worn-out jokes about rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.


  • Expo ’74 forever changed Spokane’s landscape

    As preparations for the Expo ’74 World’s Fair shifted into high gear, this area facing Trent Avenue (now Spokane Falls Boulevard) was ready for the wrecking ball in 1972. The …


  • City tries to save Expo ’74 sculpture

    Plans to remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 have been put on hold while city officials explore options to save it. Spokane Arts Director Karen Mobley said Tuesday that …


  • City tries to save Expo ’74 sculpture

    Plans to remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 have been put on hold while city officials explore options to save it. Spokane Arts Director Karen Mobley said Tuesday that …


  • ‘Bone’ sculpture leaving play area

    A piece of Expo ’74 history is up for grabs. The Spokane Park Board voted unanimously Thursday to remove an unnamed sculpture by Charles W. Smith from Riverfront Park.


  • Park Board gives up Expo sculpture

    An Expo ’74 sculpture will be removed from Riverfront Park, but could be saved if an institution or interested person pays for its removal and can maintain it as a …


  • Sculpture decision expected today

    The Spokane Park Board will decide today if it will remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 from Riverfront Park. The unnamed piece, by Charles W. Smith, has been labeled …


  • Sculpture’s fate will be decided Thursday

    The Spokane Park Board will decide Thursday if it will remove a sculpture created for Expo ’74 from Riverfront Park.


  • City ready to toss Expo-era sculpture

    When noted Pacific Northwest artist Charles W. Smith was creating a sculpture in what became Riverfront Park, he was often asked what it represented. “Nothing,” he told a Spokane Daily …


  • Landmark institutions show Spokane’s growth potential

    Spokane was a far different place four decades ago. Major community projects – like the upcoming Expo ’74 World’s Fair – were typically planned by older men meeting in such …


  • Cole’s zeal for family, city lauded

    Family, friends and Spokane civic leaders Thursday celebrated Expo ’74 President King Cole for giving everything he had to his family and adopted city. Cole died Sunday at age 88. …


  • Friends, family remember King Cole

    Family, friends and Spokane civic leaders Thursday celebrated Expo ’74 President King Cole for giving everything he had to his family and adopted city. Cole died Sunday at age 88. …

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