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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington's First World's Fair: A Timeline History
This richly illustrated and well-researched volume chronicles the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, held in Seattle in 1909. The 3.7 million visitors to the fair during its four-month run, on what was to become the University of Washington campus, beheld a cornucopia of exhibits housed in an astonishing collection of buildings and enjoyed the carnival-like - and sometimes c ...more
Hardcover, 183 pages
Published June 24th 2009 by History Link
(first published June 15th 2009)
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A colorful book covering the five months of the fair done by historylink.org. University of Washington students and alums will find any of the A-Y-P books that appeared this year interesting because the layout of the fair helped determine the modern structure of the UW campus. Nicolette Bromberg's book on the fair even shows a comparison of locations during the fair and what is there now. Remnants of the fair include: the statue of George Washington; the Mount Rainier Vista; Drumheller Fountain ...more
The history of Seattle's 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, on the University of Washington campus. The history is definitely interesting, but the best part of the book is the stunning photos of the buildings, fairgoers, and souvenirs of the festival.