"Part of my testimony was also to demonstrate that the games were based on skill and wound up playing before the city council members. Without any vanity at all then Mayor Abraham Beame signed a legislation on my birthday of that year, August 1st, to legalize pinball," says Sharpe.
Which brings us to today and the Seattle Pinball Museum.
"One of the things we'd like to do with the Seattle Pinball Museum is promote it to families and let them know that this is part of American culture and it's not as it's always been perceived: something relegated to backrooms of speakeasy's, bars and pool halls," says Charlie Martin, one of the co-owner's of the museum.
Over the last three years, Charlie and his wife Cindy have made it their passion to provide the public with pinball.
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