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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, May 19, 1962

The fair’s millionth visitor, from Ravensdale, was pleased. From left, Julius Braun, Mrs. Mary Scott, Mrs. Evalyn Van Vliet, Joseph E. Gandy. —Times Staff photo by Vic Condiotty.

The fair’s millionth visitor, from Ravensdale, was pleased. From left, Julius Braun, Mrs. Mary Scott, Mrs. Evalyn Van Vliet, Joseph E. Gandy. —Times Staff photo by Vic Condiotty.

The 1,000,000th visitor to the World’s Fair—a widow from Ravensdale—entered the fairgrounds at 12:35 o’clock this afternoon.

The lucky woman was Mrs. Evalyn Van Vliet, 28.

She was stopped as she was about to enter the north (Mercer Street) gate.

Mrs. Van Vliet was greeted by Joseph E. Gandy, fair president.

People waiting to enter at the gate exclaimed over her luck and then began counting how far they had been from the turnstile.

Mrs. Van Vliet said she has no children.

She was accompanied by Julius Braun, 30, a truck driver from Ravensdale, who was immediately behind her. (more…)

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