The iconic billboard from the “Boeing Bust” era of the 1970s

This billboard was displayed in the early 1970s during a recession that saw Boeing lay off about 70,000 workers. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

When Boeing fired over 70,000 employees in Seattle during the 1970s Boeing Bust, a billboard was placed on the highway leaving Seattle stating: “Will the last person leaving Seattle turn out the lights.”

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