World's Fair Information Manual


EXHIBIT
Alaska, State of
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Morris Ford, Director
Travel Division, Department of
__Economic Development & Planning
Post Office Box 2391
Juneau, Alaska
907 JU 65284
__and
Mr. Jack Anderson
Director of Alaska Pavilion Concessions
Alaska Crafts & Culture Corp.
1016 E. Fourth Avenue
P.O. 3-098 E.C.B.
Anchorage, Alaska
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. Michael Pender
CONTRACT SIGNED
February 28, 1961
ADMISSION
Free
CONTRACTOR
F. D. Rich
Stamford, Conn.
LOCATION
Block 41, Lot 4
State Area
AREA
32,277 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
Olson and Sands
Post Office Box 2331
Juneau, Alaska
__and
Mr. Gordon Mandeville
Mandeville and Burge
500 Union Street
Seattle 1, Washington
206 MU 2-1020
__and
Mr. Walter Stengel
343 Manville Road
Pleasantville, New York
914 RO 9-54431

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The Alaska Pavilion is a white, igloo-shaped building. Three 30 foot totem poles, originally carved by Indians for the St. Louis Fair of 1904 are in front of the building.
The 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 specimens of bears, a walrus head, a 74 pound salmon, plus moose, caribou and others.

In the igloo's second floor is a theatre 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 from twilight to dawn. Slides depict the state's industries and people at work. The show ends with a colorful display of simulated northern lights (aurora borealis).

In the area behind the Pavilion, Indian and Eskimo dance groups perform and craftsmen carve in wood and whalebone. Some of these handiworks are for sale.

Alaska Pavilion

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

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