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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, Washington, USA
1909 World's Fair photos
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Created on what is now the University of Washington campus, the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition celebrated the Klondike Gold Rush just 12 years earlier.

This exposition was Seattle's first international exposition, succeed by the 1962 Century 21 Exposition. The Pacific Northwest also hosted expositions in 1905 in Portland, 1974 in Spokane, and 1986 in Vancouver.

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Video
 
 
Documentary clip: Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle's Forgotten World's Fair of 1909
 
Documentary: Lake Union's World's Fair, from the Lake Union Virtual Museum
 
Alaksya-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Indigenous Voices Reply, from the exhibit at the Burke Museum
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Quick Info

opening date
01 June 1909
closing date
16 October 1909
commemoration
Klondike Gold Rush Celebration
site description
University of Washington campus
site size
101 hectares (250 acres)
participating countries
Canada, Japan, Sweden, United States
attendance
3.7 million
status
pre-BIE
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Map
 
 
1909 World's Fair site map
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Discussion Board
 
 
The World's Fair Community

ExpoMuseum's sister site, WorldsFairCommunity.org, maintains a discussion group about the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Visit it here.

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Other Useful Sites
 

History Cafe/The Gold Rush and the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition
- video from KCTS9

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - from the Seattle Times

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - the University of Washington's photographic libraries, navigated via a site map

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Centennial Celebration - from the City of Seattle's government

Open: A World of Wonders - from The Seattle Times, 18 February 1996

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909 - A Slide Show of Seattle's First World's Fair - from HistoryLink.org

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Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition
by Shauna O'Reilly and Brennan O'Reilly
 
 
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