: On this engraved silver medal awarded by the Ohio State Fair in 1856, raised letters read: "The Ohio State Board of Agriculture Awarded to D. Kelley for Best Collection of different varieties of seed corn. Wm. H. Ladd, Pres. 1856." The award features the seal of Ohio and a Greek woman as decorative elements. The medal measures 2 inches (5.1 cm) in diameter. The Ohio State Fair was an important opportunity for farmers to promote their crops and livestock and to learn about advances in agricultural machinery. The first state fair was held in Cincinnati in 1850. In the ten years that followed, Newark, Sandusky, Zanesville and Cleveland hosted the fair, before it settled permanently in Columbus. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om1469_1534142_001 Subjects
: Agriculture; Arts and Entertainment; Medals; Expositions and fairs; Ohio State Fair Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)