1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

ALASKA

 In a white, igloo-shaped pavilion the 49th state has reconstructed a sample 11-minute "day" in the North country, using small-scale figures on a topographical map. Three 30-foot totem poles, originally carved by Indians for the St. Louis Fair of 1904, are in front of the building. Eskimo and Indian craftsmen are at work behind the pavilion.

* Admission: free to the pavilion; 25 cents to craft area.

 Highlights 
FISH AND DAMS. Exhibits show Eskimo and Indian life, the Alaskan fishing industry and the state's booming development - especially a new coastal ferry system and plans for the largest dam in the free world. There is an exhibit by Alaskan artists, and wild life is represented by stuffed bears, a 74-pound salmon, moose, caribou and others.
LIFE IN THE NORTH. In the igloo's second story is a theater with a 32-square-foot topographical model of Alaska. During a narration, portions of the model light up, and the dome itself becomes a planetarium portraying the skies over Alaska. Slides depict the state's industries and people at work. The show ends with a colorful display of simulated northern lights.
CRAFTSMEN'S VILLAGE. In the area behind the pavilion Indian and Eskimo craftsmen make carvings in wood and ivory. There are live deer, bear cubs and huskies. Fur parkas, mukluks and other Alaskan items are displayed, and a shop sells such delicacies as sourdough sauce.

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ALASKA

Under a white, igloo-shaped dome, the 49th state presents its wildlife, industry and Indian crafts.

On view are 30-foot totem poles originally carved for the St. Louis Fair of 1904, and exhibits illustrating Alaska's booming industrial development.

WORLD OF WATER. Featured are the state's new coastal ferry system, its fishing industry and plans for the largest dam in the Free World. Also shown are the works of Alaskan artists, and wildlife such as stuffed bears, a 74-pound mounted salmon, moose and caribou.
NORTHERN LIGHTS. In a theater under the dome, a huge topographical model of the state lights up during a narration of Alaskan life, and the dome itself becomes a planetarium of the northern skies with a display of the aurora borealis.
CRAFTSMEN'S VILLAGE. Indian and Eskimo carvings in wood and ivory are displayed; live deer, bear cubs and huskies may be seen. Fur parkas, mukluks and other items made in Alaska are exhibited, and a shop offers such local delicacies as sourdough sauce.
 
Admission: free to the pavilion; 25 cents to the craft area.

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