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World’s Fair

©2008 Vaun S. Raymond vaun@u.washington.edu

Lake Union’s World’s Fair with Paula Becker (6 min.)

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For over four months in 1909, the northeastern end of Lake Union throbbed with activity, fireworks and fun during the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYP), Seattle’s first World’s Fair.

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To learn a lot more about the AYP, read Washgington’s First World’s Fair: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, by Alan Stein, Paula Becker & the Historylink staff, from History Ink and the University of Washington Press, or go to Historylink.org.

This exhibit funded by a grant from 4Culture Arts, Heritage & Preservation, through the King County Lodging Tax