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August 4, 2015

Let’s All Go to the Fair!

State & county fair season is in full swing and we thought it would be a fun exercise to gather some of our home movies (plus 1 short film) featuring…well, fairs! From amusement rides to paint by numbers to preserved fruits & vegetables, these films offer personal & pleasant glimpses into Midwest fair life of the ’60s and ’70s…enjoy!

1965 Minnesota State Fair via Louise Walker McCannel Collection

 

1967 Butler County Fair (Hamilton, Ohio) via Robert Dockum Collection

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1968 Butler County Fair (Hamilton, Ohio) via Robert Dockum Collection

 

1969 Indiana State Fair via Stacy Maugans Collection

 

and last (but certainly not least!) a charming short film about the 1978 Wisconsin State Fair by Harry Mantel

 

 

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