Spokane celebrates 50 years since Expo ’74 with nine weeks of events

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The Expo 50th anniversary celebration will kickoff under the Pavilion on May 4.

Believe it or not, Riverfront Park wasn’t always referred to as “Spokane’s gem.”

Just over 50 years ago, Spokane was an industrial hub. The vibrant lilacs and towering oak trees that we admire today were planted just 50 years ago, a transformative time in Spokane’s history. It was then our fair home was preparing to become the smallest city to ever host a World’s Fair by beautifying the landscape and building new structures that would

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