• Creator
  • Ogawa, Elmer, 1906-1970
  • Created Date
  • 1952
  • Description
  • Seafair was planned to celebrate Seattle’s centennial in 1951-52. The festival was designed to attract tourists and stress marine events in keeping with Seattle’s boast as the “boating capital of the world.” The first Seafair featured parades, boat races on Green Lake, amateur athletic events, royalty, community festivals like West Seattle Hi-Yu Days, Rainier District Pow-wow, Wallingford Pirate Days, the University District Kid’s Parade, and ... more
    Seafair was planned to celebrate Seattle’s centennial in 1951-52. The festival was designed to attract tourists and stress marine events in keeping with Seattle’s boast as the “boating capital of the world.” The first Seafair featured parades, boat races on Green Lake, amateur athletic events, royalty, community festivals like West Seattle Hi-Yu Days, Rainier District Pow-wow, Wallingford Pirate Days, the University District Kid’s Parade, and the Ballard Festival, and were highlighted by the nightly Aqua Follies performances. Seafair was deemed a success and the festival would grow to include the following summer unlimited hydroplane racing class on Lake Washington. less
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  • Photograph
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanner in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2012