Solarbird (solarbird) wrote,

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100 years past the AYP

A surprising number of people don't know about Seattle's first World's Fair, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, in 1909. This is the 100th anniversary of this hugely successful four-month event, and there are going to be commemorations at Folklife and other events though the summer.

Here's a little bit of surviving film footage from the event, and a bit more, here, which is all really interesting as I didn't know they had any. The 100th Anniversary website is here, and lists events and the like. There's another AYPE website here, and here are some of the Folklife events. Finally, have a look through the photo gallery, here - I'd totally go to this event, given a time machine.
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