Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - 1909

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition


The 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYP) held in Seattle, Washington, was the spectacular result of nearly 10 million dollars and four years of effort. The AYP was originally planned for 1907, to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, but AYP organizers were beaten to the punch by Jamestown. Jamestown, on the other side of the United States, planned their own 1907 exposition to mark its 300th anniversary of settlement. Rather than directly compete with the Jamestown exposition, Seattle planners wisely delayed the AYP for two years.

Although unaware that they visited this exposition, it is pretty clear that Frank and Ida(Jo) visited this expo while they were living in Prince Rupert.   It certainly was appropriate considering their connection to the Yukon which is part of what this expo celebrated.