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Boy Scout Hijinks

Date: 1946 

Description: Elevated view during a meal at the Wisconsin State Fair, where a crowd of Boy Scouts mug for the camera.

Date: 1951 

Description: Irving Gerhardt, instructor of Vocational Agriculture, and Duane Lehr, Future Farmers of America member and agriculture student from Madison East High Scho...

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Camp Ammon

Date:  

Description: Entrance to "Camp Ammon," the Boy Scout camp at the Wisconsin State Fair. The camp was named for the director of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture.

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: Grandstand and the racetrack at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

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Eggs Hatching

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of fairgoers intently watch an exhibit of eggs, some of which are just beginning to hatch.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Clothing judges Helen Pearson from Madison and Mrs. Hugh Cunningham from Milwaukee examine dresses entered in the home sewing competition at the Wisconsin...

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Junior Fair

Date: 1944-08-19 before

Description: Premium list for the 1944 Junior Fair, the 7th such event designed for young people ages 12-21, made a strong graphic and intellectual link between victory...

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Farm Museum Exhibit

Date: 1951 

Description: Two men examine a hook attached to a huge wagon, part of a Farm Museum Exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1927 

Description: Crowds walk past the Horticulture Building at the Wiconsin State Fair. In a pavilion above the building the Aluminum Goose Manufacturing Co. Band of Manit...

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Midway Scene

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: A costumed young woman who danced as part of the Carioca Revue stands on a stage in the midway of the Wisconsin State Fair, perhaps waiting to perform.

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Motorcycle Racers

Date:  

Description: Ten motorcycle racers line up abreast on the track at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. A group of spectators watches from the stands.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: People stand in front of the exterior of the Information Booth at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition. A reproduction of the "Wisconsin" statue by Daniel C...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: An audience watches and judges stand by as cattle are lined up to be judged in a pavilion at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1952 

Description: Letterhead for the Wisconsin State Fair, with a state fair ribbon superimposed on a silhouette of the state, and two vignettes of agricultural and industri...

Date:  date unknown

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

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Smoke Your Own Fish

Date: 1953-09-02 

Description: 1952 Alice in Dairyland Beverly Ann Steffen and 1953 Alice in Dairyland Mary Ellen Jenks standing in front of a "Smoke Your Own Fish" stand at the 1953 Wis...

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

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Crowds at the Fair

Date: 1921-09-01 ca.

Description: Crowds of individuals at the fair, presumable the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Actor William Boyd, better known as Hopalong Cassidy, with two pairs of twins entered in the twin competition at the Wisconsin State Fair. None of the chil...

Date: 1961 

Description: The operators of the mobile unit of WMVS-TV, a community station out of Milwaukee Vocational and Adult Schools, film an interview with Roy Rogers and Dale...

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