Settle's greatest landmark, the Space Needle, was built specifically for the "Century 21 Exposition", also known as Expo 62. Nearly 10 million people attended the fair, boosting the region's economy. I was wondering, however, WHY it was Seattle that was selected for this honor.
Although I've read extensively on this topic, the only thing I've learned is why the Fair was held at all, NOT why its host city was selected to be Seattle.
Perhaps there's a historian out there who can clarify for me the reasons of Seattle's selection as host city?