Image OnePhoto Archive The Spokesman-ReviewImage TwoJesse TinsleyThe Spokesman-Review
A star shell bursts behind the United States Pavilion during a fireworks display at the Expo 74’ World’s Fair. The Pavilion, whose theme is “Man and Nature, One and Indivisible,” prominently features the worlds of a Suquamish Indian chief who rebukes a delegation of white settlers who wanted to buy his land more than a century ago.
The south channel of the Spokane River was the focal point. At right, floats rest in the river as masses of balloons are released. Below is another view, showing the state pavilion at right, in front of which are dignitary and press areas.
The bright lights of the world’s fair create a riot of color in the heart of Spokane against a backdrop of nighttime sky. This view, looking northeast, focuses on Havermale Island, with the shimmering canopy of the United States Pavilion rising like the glowing cone of a live volcano from the center of the 100-acre fairgrounds.