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Big Dreams Can Come True: Seattle's 1909 World's Fair

Dave Beck

Seattle is a place where dreams don't always come true. At least not right away. Alan Stein is a Seattle historian and coauthor of a new book on the 1909 Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition (AYP). He found that many of the exhibitions at the AYP fell far short of the promoters' visions. And yet, one hundred years later, we can see that many of their dreams did finally come true. Alan Stein is coauthor of the new book "Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition: Washington's First World's Fair's." KUOW's Dave Beck met Alan at Drumheller Fountain on the University of Washington Campus. The fountain served as the main gathering place for visitors to Seattle's first World's Fair in 1909.

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