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Date: 1944 

Description: Looking every bit his age (82), Governor Walter S. Goodland arrives at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Actor Jack Carson and two boys competing in an ice cream eating contest at the State Fair. The boys are identified as John Schroeder of West Bend and Jacki...

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Fish About to Fly

Date: 1912 

Description: Farnum Fish, the California-born "boy aviator," about to take off in his two-seat Wright Model B during a flying exhibition at the Wisconsin State Fairgrou...

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Motorcycle Racer

Date:  date unknown

Description: Bob Stuth, a motorcycle racer from Milwaukee, who competed at the Wisconsin State Fair. He is riding a Harley Davidson cycle and wearing a shirt that adver...

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Tire Trouble

Date: 1954-08-30 ca.

Description: The pit crew signals their driver that his vehicle is exhibiting tire trouble and that he should come in for servicing.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Governor Walter J. Kohler, Sr., speaks to an audience in the grandstand at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Behind him in the infield, a circus is preparin...

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Description: Pawling and Harnischfeger traveling electric monorail hoist carrying a piece of equipment at the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. There's an operator in th...

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Wrestling Contest

Date: 1954-08-30 ca.

Description: Elevated view of crowd of bystanders gathered in front of the tent of Jimmy Demetral's Wrestling Arena on the midway at the Wisconsin State Fair, as male w...

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Christmas Returns

Date: 1982-12-26 

Description: A Target retail store is flooded with customers returning Christmas gifts.

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Auto Race Pit Crew

Date: 1956 ca.

Description: The pit crew works on #26, a Ford Fairlane, during an automobile race at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Fair employees use a crane to complete the positioning of the "Forward" statue at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. The grandstand can be seen in the ba...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men prepare their sheep for judging at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1949-07-27 

Description: Number 34N, the Harley Davidson, leads during a qualifying heat during the 15-Mile National Race at the State Fair Grounds.

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: Mayor Carl Zeidler of Milwaukee and Mayor Leo J. Promen of Fond du Lac at the Wisconsin State Fair. Zeidler is sipping Coca-Cola from a bottle and Promen i...

Date: 1912 

Description: John Kaminski (who can barely be seen here in his Lincoln Beachey checkered cap), his mechanic, and onlookers attempting to ready his Curtiss pusher for fl...

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Weary Fairgoers

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two weary fairgoers catch a nap on a convenient bench at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Date: 1912 

Description: An unidentified student ready for a flying lesson in a Curtiss plane at Rudolph Silverston's Milwaukee School and College of Aviation.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A Jersey herd being lined up for the judges at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1947 

Description: Actor Jack Carson congratulates the winner of the Wisconsin Dairy Queen at the Wisconsin State Fair, while another competitor looks on.

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Paul Russo

Date:  date unknown

Description: Race car driver Paul Russo of Kenosha at the Wisconsin State Fair. He raced in 13 Indianapolis 500 races.

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