Saturday, July 24, 2010

Alaska 67 Expo

Postcards from the Alaska 67 Centennial Exposition, Fairbanks, Alaska / May 27-September 10, 1967. Marking the 100th anniversary of the Alaska Purchase from Russia. To see some great pics from the Expo, visit Gorrilas Don't Blog.

This artist's sketch shows the exposition grounds with the old riverboat NENANA, once proud Queen of the Northern Waters on the Chena River, the zoo with native Alaskan animals, a gold rush town, an exhibit area, an authentic Eskimo village and a mining valley where visitors may pan for gold.

The lusty, brawling Alaska boom town days come to life again in a Gold Rush Town, reproduced in authentic detail as a major exposition attraction. Visitors here find themselves at the turn of the century, in the world of the sourdough and "the lady that's known as Lou!"

Bartlett Plaza - the main exhibition area, honoring Alaska's Senior Senator links Alaska's past and future to the present and demonstrates the growing importance of Alaska, representing a cross section of Alaskan art, industry and culture plus a variety of industrial and cultural exhibits from other states and nations.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

These are great! Something tells me that the artwork is more exciting than the actual Expo was. Love the illustrations!