After nearly 10 years of controversy surrounding the eviction of 1,000 Latino families from Chávez Ravine, a brand-new Dodger Stadium stands ready for opening day tomorrow, April 10, when more than 50,000 Angelenos are expected to descend upon the vast parking lots to witness the Dodgers play the Cincinnati Reds. In an emotional drama played out over years, Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley paid $494,000 for the property to resettle the families living there, and the stadium itself cost some $23 million.
In honor of Super Tuesday, a look back at the burgeoning presidential race 50 years ago, featuring a Republican named Romney. From the March 10, 1962 issue of America:
A presidential boom—its birth, its nurturing and its outcome—is a fascinating thing to behold. This is especially true in the case of a political novice like George Romney, the Rambler Man, who is now regarded as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 1964. Continue reading
Finishing touches are being put on an immense tower, to be called “The Space Needle,” in preparation for the opening of the World’s Fair in Seattle. The event, called “Century 21,” will be a look into the future, an exercise of imagination as to what the 21st Century has in store. In addition to the Space Needle, construction is nearly complete on a new monorail system to move visitors around the vast exposition. The fair will be opened by President John F. Kennedy on April 21, 1962.