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The American state fair

Author: Derek Nelson
Publisher: Osceola, WI, USA : MBI Pub., 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than 200 photographs and illustrations take a nostalgic look at the most prominent event of the summer: the state fair. Exploring the history of state fairs during the first half of the 20th century, the book travels from event to event, covering topics ranging from livestock exhibits and carnival rides to freak shows and automobile racing.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Nelson
ISBN: 0760306567 9780760306567
OCLC Number: 40964699
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The Calendar Was Built around Fair Week --
The Ultimate Fulfillment of Agrarian Aspirations --
Watching a Tractor To Round in a Circle --
The Mast Reckless, Fearless Men and Women Who've Evry Lived --
The Greatest Sporting Event of the year --
An Avalanche of Attractions --
Riding the Moon Rocket, the Octopus, and the Spitfine --
Something you Don't See at Home --
Missing Link Meets Alligator Boy --
Holding On to History --
Something for Everyone.
Responsibility: Derek Nelson.

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More than 200 photographs and illustrations take a nostalgic look at the most prominent event of the summer: the state fair. Exploring the history of state fairs during the first half of the 20th century, the book travels from event to event, covering topics ranging from livestock exhibits and carnival rides to freak shows and automobile racing.

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