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  • Author:
    Paula Becker-Brown,Alan J. Stein
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    0295989262
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    History Ink; First Edition edition (June 24, 2009)
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    188 pages
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This item: Exposition, Washington's First World's Fair: A. .The history of the A-Y-P Exposition on the cityscape and mindset of Seattle is keenly, lovingly evoked in every detail of the book's layout.

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Here's a local history to put on everyone's Christmas list―- if they can bear to wait that long to get i. ―Seattle Times. Details the 1909 fair that brought Seattle and Washington into the national spotlight. Hardcover: 188 pages.

By Alan J. Stein and Paula Becker-Brown. The . 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.

The Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition was a world's fair held in Seattle in 1909, publicizing the development of the Pacific Northwest. It was originally planned for 1907, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, but the organizers. It was originally planned for 1907, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, but the organizers found out about the Jamestown Exposition being held that year, and rescheduled. The fairgrounds became the campus of the University of Washington.

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It was the first world's fair to make a profit, it provided a platform for advocates of woman suffrage, and it set the . product description page. Exposition: Washington's First World's Fair - by Alan J Stein & Paula Becker.

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 da.

Written by. Alan J. org 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. org and author of the popular "Park Hopping" column for ParentMap magazine. This beautifully illustrated coffee table book chronicles all the important dates and events and random trivia associated with the Exposition.

The A-Y-P Exposition, held in Seattle in 1909 on the future site of the University of Washington .

The A-Y-P Exposition, held in Seattle in 1909 on the future site of the University of Washington, welcomed . million visitors and was the first world's fair to make a profit. million visitors to the fair during its four-month run, on what was to become the University of Washington campus, behel.

By Alan Stein and Paula Becker with Jennifer Ot.

By Alan Stein and Paula Becker with Jennifer Ott. Posted 7/04/2008. This tour was written by Alan Stein and Paula Becker with assistance from Jennifer Ott, and curated by Paula Becker. Map by Marie McCaffrey. The Washington State Exposition Commission, appointed by Governor Albert E. Mead (1861-1909), facilitated the participation of Washington's towns and counties in the A-Y-P. Seven commissioners representing each section of the state operated under an enabling act that also directed all state bureaus, departments, and institutions to cooperate with the commission.

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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This is a great book for details about the Exposition. It follows a chronological order, telling almost day-by-day about the various groups that were featured. Also included are overall details about the development and running of the Exposition. The pictures which are included are very helpful in understanding the scope of engagement of the public. In June, for example, there were over 20,000 people a day attending, in July, 27,000. Well worth the money if you're interested in the topic.
Xanzay
Wonderful description with lots of pictures of the first Seattle World's Fair in 1904. The fair was constructed on the current site of the University of Washington campus, which still includes a couple of the fair buildings. The pond in "Red Square" originally was part of a cascading series of ponds with a view of Mount Rainier in the background. Very complete, well designed and recreates the experience of attending the event that put Seattle on the map.
sunrise bird
A wonderful treatment of this historical event that truly put Seattle on the map. I wish that the University of Washington - or a volunteer group - would organize walking tours of the current campus, which occupies the land on which this Exposition was held. Most of the fair's buildings are gone, but I'd love to know where they were, as in "then and now" presentations, with photos (or this book) as an accompaniment.
Kitaxe
After watching our local (Seattle) PBS's production and documentary on this topic, I ordered this book as a Christmas gift for my husband. It seems his grandfather had journeyed from New Orleans as a young man to see this Expo, and eventually married and settled down here in the Pacific Northwest. One could say that if not for this particular event, my husband wouldn't be here! We were both intrigued and pleased with the text and pictures, and it covered the subject matter perfectly. Thanks so much for having this book available.
Nidora
It is a surprise to me that there has been so little written about the
A-Y-P, at least until this book came out. The photographs are the best part, especially when they compare what is on the U of W. campus today with the exhibition buildings of 100 years ago.

I was hoping that the text would place a little more emphasis on the broader contest of the A-Y-P rather than inumerating the many "special" days honoring everyone from Japan to Pierce County. It seemed like much of the text reflected the boosterism of the local press. Oh well. . . However, if all you did was read the photo captions, this book takes you back in time and will be especially treasured by anyone who is a U of W grad or who has an interest in local history.
Yozshubei
Great book...thanks!
Sennnel
I have really enjoyed this book. It is very informative and well-written. I love all the old pictures! Amazon.com gave me a good price and prompt delivery of a very worth-while book. What more could I ask for?
I bought this book for my mother...for a very good reason: her grandfather painted the bird's-eye-view picture that is inside the book. He also did the birds-eye-view for the World's Fair held in 1905 in Portland, Oregon as well as many of the buildings at both fairs. Both of these bird's-eye-views have been made into postcards, and for years, the painting of AYPE hung on the wall of the men's department at Frederick and Nelson in downtown Seattle.

I have communicated with Alan Stein who has been very helpful to our family in locating my great-grandfather's work, and was pleased to see that he had written this book. I know that my paternal grandmother attended this fair as well and said she liked the agricultural building best.

This book sits on my mother's coffee table for all to see, and I have seen several people paging through it.