About this blog

The A-Y-P Exposition was held in Seattle from June 1 to October 16, 1909. It was promoted as a gateway to the rich resources of Alaska, the Yukon and Asia to encourage trade with those areas. The directors of AYPE thought if they studied the habits and customs of the Orient they would learn what products to sell them. (Not too different from marketing strategies today.)

This blog is about the Chinese workers and promoters of AYPE, the visiting dignitaries and their families, the local and out-of-town Chinese who attended the fair, China Day and its parade and dragon, the Chinese acrobats, the Chinese Village, and many of the Chinese who were a part of the AYPE. If you have an ancestor who attended the fair, or if you have stories, artifacts or photos you would like to share, it would be fun to hear from you.

This blog is no longer active. Since it has a lot of information about the Chinese in Seattle in 1909, I will keep it on the internet. I can be reached at trish.nicola6@gmail.com.

Trish Hackett Nicola

A-Y-P Exposition 1909-2009


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One Comment on “About this blog”


  1. Well done! Thanks for providing this fascinating history site.


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