Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition

Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition

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The Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, held during the summer of 1909, was the first qworld's fairq held in Seattle. Capitalizing on the popularity of the booming gold rush, the exposition was designed to showcase the riches of the Pacific Northwest and highlight trade with the Pacific Rim nations and beyond. Millions of visitors came to Seattle to experience the one-of-a-kind attractions, exhibits, and events held during the AY PE, which became the footprint for the modern University of Washington campus. Many of these visitors stayed to populate the growing metropolis. From the ornate European-style architecture to the fountains and gardens, the amusements of the Pay Streak, and the exotic Oriental exhibits, the AYPE entertained and educated while bringing needed business to Washington State.A letter accompanying this photograph states, aquot;The manual training boys of the Olympia High School began on the 11 of June to finish and furnish three bare rooms-shop, kitchen and dining room. Picture shows shop and kitchen with boys andanbsp;...

Title:Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition
Author: Shauna O'Reilly, Brennan O'Reilly
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2009

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