Tuesday, July 31, 2012

1962 Seattle World's Fair Trip Clipping

A summary of the 1962 trip, touring the west and seeing the Seattle World's Fair.  Transcription follows.
1962 (July) Wilmington News-Journal Clipping re Seattle World's Fair Trip

Five Weeks Spent by New Viennans Touring the West

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Uible and children Cathryn (sic), Roberta, Serena and John of New Vienna returned Wednesday from a sight-seeing and educational trip of five weeks which took them to the World's Fair at Seattle, Wash., to national parks, lakes, mountains, the fabulous Disneyland and many other spots fascinating to children.

On their way west the Uibles visited Pike's Peak, Salt Lake, Bryce, Zion and Dinosaur National Parks, Gand Canyon and Boulder Dam.

It was during a two weeks' stay in California with friends and relatives that the children went to Disneyland and contracted the chicken pox.  [Not exactly how it happened, but close enough for News-Journal readers.]

En route to Seattle for three days at the World's Fair, the travelers saw Crater Lake and the Dalles, where the youngsters had a wonderful time counting the fish swimming up fish ladders, and Mount Rainier.

In Seattle a visit with the Rev. and Mrs. Marvin Schamaun, the former a one-time pastor of the New Vienna Methodist Church, now of the First Methodist Church of West Jefferson had been prearranged.

After the World's Fair, stops were made at Yellowstone NAtional Park and the Black Hills, and at Mount Rushmore the group saw the cameras readying for the first Telstar [an early communications satellite launched in July 1962] program.

While picking up tickets for the Passion Play at Spearfish, S.D., they were surprised to see a Clinton County automobile license and learned that it belonged to Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Keane of neighboring Sabina.

Largely for the sake of the children, six state capitals were visited to see the capitol buildings.  These were Kansas, Colorado, Utah, California, Montana and Wisconsin.

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