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Purebred and homegrown : America's county fairs

Author: Drake Hokanson; Carol Kratz
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Illustrated throughout with color photographs, Purebred and Homegrown is an affectionate and thoughtful look at the story of county fairs, their history, and their tradition and persistence today, despite the diminished number of Americans who earn their living from agriculture."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Drake Hokanson; Carol Kratz
ISBN: 9780299228200 0299228207 9780299228248 029922824X
OCLC Number: 313141540
Description: xii, 182 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Fair Time --
2. Fair-mindedness --
3. Some Tincture of Envy at the Farmers' Holiday --
4. Rural Felicity --
5. From Rickrack to Rockets --
6. Symbols of Increase --
7. Fair Stories --
8. Fair Fare --
9. Born at the Fair --
10. Bossing the Fair --
11. The Show --
12. Pride and Progress --
13. Heritage.
Responsibility: Drake Hokanson and Carol Kratz.

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It's dark now, but the glare of the fair blots out any stars. Bare yellow bulbs sway in the night breeze; judges bend, intent on contestants' breads, embroidered aprons, cucumbers, country crafts, Read more...

 
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