Preble County Fair Broadside   Save
Preble County Fair Broadside
Description: This broadside announces the thirty-third Preble County Fair, held in Eaton between September 29 and October 3, 1884. It was printed by the Russell and Morgan Company of Cincinnati. The advertisement includes colored images of livestock and farm machinery, announces that $3,000 in premiums will be awarded at the fair, and lists the schedule of horse races to be held, on "one of the finest half-mile tracks in the state." It measures 14 by 42 inches (35.56 by 106.68 cm). Preble County is one of the richest agricultural areas of the state. The county agricultural society formed in 1850. It hosted its first fair on the grounds of the county courthouse. In 1855, the society purchased land on which to hold the fair and laid out a horse track, despite protests from some members of the community. In 1866, the fair moved to its permanent location, where new buildings were constructed and a larger racetrack created. Attendance and premiums grew, and the fair became one of the most popular in the state. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1307_923326_001
Subjects: Agriculture; Plants and Animals; Arts and Entertainment; Expositions and fairs; Horses; Cows; Sheep; Chickens; Cattle; Swine; Vegetables; Horse racing
Places: Eaton (Ohio); Preble County (Ohio)