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State Fair Park

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: The State Fairgrounds where a 200-mile "big car" race took place. The park is one of the five largest outdoor expositions in the country.

Date: 1952 

Description: Beverly Steffen, the 1952 Alice in Dairyland, stands beside a cow at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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WPA Exhibit

Date: 1937 

Description: Opening ceremonies for a Work Progress Administration (WPA) exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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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: 1935 ca.

Description: Interior view of the Fruits and Vegetables Building at the Wisconsin State Fair, showing the dining room and the tables decorated with lavish floral displa...

Date: 1952-07-24 

Description: Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr., turns around in his seat at the state fair to shake hands with three Civil Air Patrol cadets.

Date: 1954-08-30 

Description: Mary Ellen McCabe, 1954 Alice in Dairyland, enters State Fair Park in her official convertible, escorted by police officers on Harley-Davidson motorcycles...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad passenger depot. The village of Allis is now part of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and called West Allis.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A crowd watches as boys try to steer their pigs with canes during judging in a pen at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Cows and calves at the "Farmers 1948 Dairy Barn and Milk House" at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition at the State Fair Park.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Four female bakers are holding up large trays laden with fresh cream puffs at a State Fair midway concession stand, while an eager crowd stands waiting in...

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Description: Two Pawling & Harnischfeger type "A" outdoor yard cranes at the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. Stamped on the crane are the words "Pawling & Harnischfege...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Bracken Brae, country home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker.

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Alice in Dairyland

Date: 1956 

Description: Alice in Dairyland, Doris Olsen, holds a cream puff, always a favorite Wisconsin State Fair treat, as she talks with two bakers at the fair.

Date: 1934-08-28 

Description: Louis Schmidt shares his hamburger with a Ruth Eleanor Hughes on children's day at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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Description: At the Department of Agriculture's Milk House at the Wisconsin State Fair, an elderly woman, Mrs. Shimmon of Milwaukee, and a young man drink milk from pap...

Postcard

City Hall

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: City Hall.

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Night view of small crowd of people gathered at outside entrance of the "Wisconsin At Work" building at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition.

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Electrical overhead street light suspended above road. A truck is parked on the right, and houses and trees line both sides of the road.

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Racetrack Mishap

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: A 1930's coupe sponsored by the Enterprise Transfer Co. stalls out on the racetrack after being disabled by an apparent collision. A crowd of onlookers sta...

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