Sadie Octa Cecil (1888-1982) visited the Seattle World’s Fair while traveling on a Canadian Rockies and Pacific Northwest bus tour organized by Moore Tours, Inc. She was 74 and a resident of Lexington, North Carolina at the time. The tour originated in Charlotte, North Carolina and ran from June 30 to July 29, 1962, with luxury overnight hotel accommodations across the U.S. and Canada. Along with a visit to the Seattle World’s Fair on June 17-19, tour highlights included Yellowstone National Park, Alberta and British Columbia.
The collection includes the Moore Tours bus itinerary, scenic postcards, souvenirs and brochures from the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
Over 10 million visitors attended the Seattle World’s Fair (Century 21 Exposition) from April 21 to October 21, 1962. Media broadcasts and promotional materials were distributed across the country to advertise the fair, and thousands of individuals and families planned a “trip of a lifetime” to visit the Northwest for the first time and attend the Seattle World’s Fair. Approximately 66% of the World’s Fair visitors were from Washington, Oregon and California, with the rest traveling from other regions and countries.
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Sadie Octa Cecil Collection on the Century 21 Exposition, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle
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