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Throughout its run, the turnstiles of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition rolled so often that the fair's promoters could truthfully add to their pledge of opening on time a second promise: that the A-Y-P would pay for itself. And it did. More than 3.7 million people attended, and the organizers realize a profit of $14,488. The profit was donated to the Anti-Tuberculosis League and to the Seaman's Institute.

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Turnstiles at Main Gate, A-Y-P Exposition, Seattle, 1909
Photo by Frank Nowell, Courtesy UW Special Collections (Neg. No. PH Coll. 727,19, Image No. AYP190)

 
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