Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington's First World's Fair : a Timeline History

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History Ink/HistoryLink, 2009 - History - 183 pages
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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 controversial - entertainments of the Pay Streak midway. Starting with the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897, authors Alan J. Stein and Paula Becker recount in detail the history of the fair that brought Seattle and Washington into the national spotlight.

The A-Y-P Exposition was a major community effort for a state that was only twenty years old. It was the first world's fair to make a profit, it provided a platform for advocates of woman suffrage, and it set the general plan for the University of Washington campus that endures to this day.

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May 17, 2015
I am trying to reach someone who works at one of the State Fair libraries in Seattle, but am having a terrible time finding the proper site! Help Please!
At a garage sale not long ago
, I found a small art book:
Masterpieces of Art
April 21 to September 4, 1962
Seattle World's Fair
The back of the book has a check-out slip #750 under the title
"Arts Seattle World's Fair", Sea Masterpieces of Art
750 Arts
I am happy to return it to the library if anyone can tell me where it belongs? There is also a sticker on it regarding the "Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service" as well says as a stamp that says "Amity Public Library, Amity, OR 97101. Please let me know if anyone would like this book returned and if so, where I should send it?
Sincerely, M K Crimmins: EMail:


Foreword by Greg Nickels
June 1909
July 1909

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Alan J. Stein is a staff historian and award-winning author of Safe Passage: The Birth of Washington State Ferries; Bellevue Timeline; and The Olympic: The Story of Seattle's Landmark Hotel. Paula Becker is a staff historian for and author of the popular "Park Hopping" column for ParentMap magazine.

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