Stories tagged: worlds fair
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Then and Now: U.S. Pavilion at Expo
Originally built in 1974, the Pavilion is facing a redesign, although the final design still being debated.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Minnesota loses bid for 1st world’s fair in U.S. since 1984
The state of Minnesota lost its bid to host what would have been the first world’s fair on U.S. soil in almost 40 years when the organization that oversees the …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Minnesota, Poland and Argentina compete to host World’s Fair
Minnesota is hoping to host the first World’s Fair on U.S. soil in nearly 40 years, but it will have to overcome bids by Poland’s third-largest city, Lodz, and the …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 5 a.m.
Then and Now: Railroad tracks on Havermale Island
One of the city’s biggest roadblocks for Expo ’74 was the tangle of steel rails that snaked across Havermale Island and along the shore of the river.
Mon., July 24, 2017
Then and now: Construction, redesign of Riverfront Park
In the early 1960s, business and city leaders believed that Spokane needed something to bring it out of its funk. The economy was stagnant. Railroads were still shipping, but passenger …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013
CV students get taste of geography
From the grand fjords of Norway to the largest rainforest in the world, students of Central Valley High School’s world geography class all had a piece of the planet to …
Tue., Dec. 29, 2009
Yake, 90, helped reshape Spokane
The retired Spokane administrator who led the city’s engineering effort that transformed the industrialized, decaying core surrounding the Spokane Falls into a park that became the region’s central gathering spot …