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Resources Updated: March 29, 2011


Advertisements:
Playland ad from 1977 PNE booklet
Playland Seattle 1953 advertisement

Books:
Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition
Butte's Pride - The Columbia ...
Clark County History 2008
Dear Old Nat...Sokane's Playground
Doin' The Puyallup
Great American Amusement Parks
Guide to Ride 2000
Harry G. Traver: Legends of Terror
Herbert P. Schmeck Forgotten Legacy
Memories of Columbia Gardens
Once Upon A Time In Playland
The Enchanted Forest And Its...
The Incredibla Scream Machine
The Pacific National Exhibition
Vancouver: A History in Photographs
Vanishing Seattle

Brochures
Jantzen Beach Park ~ 1940's

Calendars
On The Midway ~ Puyallup Fair 2007

DVDs and Videos
Finding Playland
Remember When: Nat Park
Remembering The Columbia...
Great Old Amusement Parks
PNE ~ 1958

Magazines
RollerCoaster! #113 ~ Spring 2010
RollerCoaster! #88 ~ Winter 2004
RollerCoaster! #47 ~ Fall 1993
Sunset Magazine ~ July 1976
Sunset Magazine ~ June 1962
Unwind Sunday Magazine 2008

Souvineer Fair Programs:
Rip Snortin'-Fun! 1983
Whooopitup 1977
The Western Washington Fair 1973
50th Western Washington Fair...

Paintings:
Columbia Gardens Roller Coaster
Western Washington Fair Midway
Jack Rabbit at Nat Park
The Fun Forest

Photos and Postcards:
Happyland amusement rides
Jantzen Beach display
Playland Roller Coaster 1960s
Alaska Yukon Pacific Tickler
Puyallup Carnival Town WWII
Fun-Tastic Rides Amusements sign
Old Mill and Caterpillar Ride
Puyallup Coaster and Rides 1930's
Puyallup Fair Midway early 1970's
Restored Scooter & Whip Car
Restored & Unrestored Old Mill Boat



The Pacific National Exhibition ~
An Illustrated History

The Pacific National Exhibition - An Illustrated History

Synopsis:
An illustrated history of the PNE's early beginnings to the 1982 fair. This book is mainly comprised of early photos from early newpaper clippings with quotes to black and white photos. There are also a handful of photos of Hastings Park and the first recreational center known as Happyland - an amusement park located in the east end of the park to help promote employment and entertainment in a growing rural area. The book is an interesting read and provides information about much that took place at the PNE from its conception to World War I and World War II and to the changing culture of the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's.

Written by:
David Breen and Kenneth Coates

ISBN:
0-7748-0167-0 (Hardcover)
0-7748-0160-3 (Paperback)

Copyright 1982 The University of British Columbia