Images of Modern America: Spokane's Expo '74

In the late 1960s, Spokane's civic leaders were desperately looking for a way to revitalize a large section of downtown, especially a motley collection of little-used railroad lines and polluted industrial sites along the Spokane River. Their solution was to use the area for Expo '74, which was billed as the first ecologically themed world's fair. Critics predicted the project was sure to fail, as Spokane was the smallest city to ever host a world's fair, but history proved them wrong. From the minute the gates opened on May 4, 1974, the crowds loved the fair. Hosting 5.4 million visitors, with participation from several major companies and countries, Expo '74 was a success. As planned, it launched a rebirth along the river that left a permanent legacy, the popular Riverfront Park.

96 pages

It was fun writing this book. Expo '74 was a small fair, but it was very successful. The site is now a wonderful park, and I had fun visiting it to capture some views of legacies left from the fair.

The book is $20.70 (10% off) plus $8.45 for Priority Mail shipping. International buyers should write for air mail rates as they vary by location.

Please let me know if you would like the book signed in any special way, just signed, or left unsigned.

Checks or money orders can be sent to:

Bill Cotter
17242 Van Gogh Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344

You can also order through PayPal through this link:

Orders for the book can also be combined with orders for my CDs of photos from the Fair. There's just one shipping charge of $8.45 for any US order of books and CDs.

The book can also be ordered directly from Amazon.

If you have any questions please click here to send me an e-mail.

Bill Cotter
February 19, 2017