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Name Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition

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Image of fic.0761 - Award

fic.0761 - Award

The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition was held in Seattle in 1909. Pearl Walrath's father won this award for growing the best rutabagas. No paperwork has been located.

Image of WF 0317 -

WF 0317 -

Tourist sight seeing car at Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exhibition, University of Washington campus, Seattle. Held in 1909, the AYP (as it was known) was pivotal in the creation and promotion of an international identity for the Puget Sound area; it would connect with the natural resources of the North American continent, symbolized by "Alaska-Yukon", and the trade possibilities of the Far East, the "Pacific" component of the fair's name. The official Exposition Seal portrayed three women who represented Japan, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest. Each cradled a symbolic representation of what AYP promoters hoped the fair would generate. "Japan" held a steamship representing new markets. "Alaska" held