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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


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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