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50 years ago in Expo history: Hotel capacity was becoming an issue, and a century ago, a boy's shocking crime may have had a sympathetic motive

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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Demand was high for tickets and hotel rooms during May, Expo ’74’s opening month. This helped expel some lingering worries that Spokane would throw a big party and nobody would come. Expo’s performing arts manager reported that the box office was “doing exceedingly well” for the big concerts and other attractions. “Optimistically, we hope to do a half a million dollars worth of business at the box office before the fair opens,” he said. On the other hand, Expo demand was creating a new worry. Hotel-motel capacity in May was...

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