Alaska sand sculpture
True grit
Alaska is captured in sand in a sculpture that includes the state flag, a variety of wildlife and a Southeast Alaskan totem.

The 1997

Alaska State Fair

The fair's new ejection seat ride took passengers from a standing (or sitting) start to 60 mph in two seconds on a rubber-band-powered flight. There are only a handful of such rides in the United States. This ride returned to the fair in 1998 and 1999. High riders
Getting ready for the ride
A midway scene
With its boardwalks and wooden and canvas structures, the midway has the look of a frontier town. Stalls offer everything from exotic foods to T-shirts, pottery and a land lottery.
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Going to the Fair

Photos and other graphics © 1995, 1996 and 1997 by Larry Pearson, all rights reserved

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