SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
CITY LIGHT.... and
Once in a lifetime a city has a World's Fair. Once in a
lifetime all responsible elements of the city join hands
to exceed all previous efforts in giving their community
a concerted economic boost. This opportunity presented
itself in 1958 when, after united effort by public spirited
citizens, the City of Seattle, State o£ Washington and
Federal governments committed themselves to a
Seattle World's Fair, and a non-profit Fair Corporation
As a major City department and as the local electric utility,
your City Light was called upon from the beginning
to share in the formation of a successful exposition.
Its primary task was obvious—to provide the electric power
required by the Fair. But as with any community-minded
citizen, City Light felt that its obligation also included
genuine participation in and active support of the Fair.
One of the first needs of the Fair was to secure as exhibitors
a number of prestige firms whose participation would
encourage others to follow. City Light conferred with the
various electric utilities in the state, and together as
the Electric Utilities of Washington, Inc., they
became the first major industry to sign up as an exhibitor.
The exhibit, located on a 7500-square-foot area just west
of the Space Needle, publicizes the state's principal
natural resource, its abundant supply of water power and
the resultant low-cost electric power.
PAVILION OF ELECTRIC POWER
Sponsored by the
Electric Utilities of Washington State
The 40-foot high dam and splashing
water . . . the giant relief map of
Washington showing the state's dams,
transmission lines and principal cities;
and the other animated displays have
proven one of the more attractive
exhibits at the Fair.