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Tractor Boy

Date: 1953-09-03 

Description: A boy sits in the seat and takes the steering wheel of a shiny new tractor at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1912 

Description: The Wright Model B owned by Farnum Fish flying at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in 1912.

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Percheron

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A farmer shows off his percheron colt at the Wisconsin State Fair. At the turn of the century when a farmer's livelihood was dependent on his horses, the d...

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Christmas Returns

Date: 1982-12-26 

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

Date: 1959 

Description: Merrie Barney, the 1959 Alice in Dairyland, helps a young boy eating a cream puff, always a favorite treat at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1956-03-14 

Description: Group portrait of the West Allis-Hale High school basketball team.

Date: 1912-10 ca.

Description: A solitary open car races past the grandstands at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Date: 1950-08-26 

Description: Poster advertising the National Championship Motorcycle Races at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: The blimp of the Goodyear Tire Company hovers above the carnival area of the Wisconsin State Fair, tethered to the ground with ropes. The fairgoers, howev...

Date: 1964 

Description: Fundraising booth of the United Temperance Movement of Wisconsin at the Wisconsin State Fair. At that booth one could purchase soft drinks, milk, and "fir...

Date: 1934-02-10 

Description: A Civil Works Service employee with a check and equivalent in groceries.

Date: 1949-08-22 ca.

Description: Margaret Mueller of Milwaukee who had the distinction of being the first lost child at the Wisconsin State Fair. She is seated in front of the sign that sa...

Postcard

City Hall

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: City Hall.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A parade of entrants in the baton twirling competition at the Wisconsin State Fair, in which only two boys can be seen.

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Running for Cover

Date: 1965 

Description: Visitors to the Wisconsin State Fair running for shelter at the onset of a sudden rain shower.

Date: 1948-05-29 

Description: A crowded street at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition State Fairgrounds. Above the crowd is a banner reading "The Fastest And Funniest Show On Ice." Amer...

Date: 1970 ca.

Description: Senator William Proxmire shakes hands with constituents at the Wisconsin State Fair while eating an ear of corn.

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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...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the Wisconsin State Fair showing the long row of horse barns.

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Sheep Shearing

Date: 1948-08 ca.

Description: Two men sheering sheep on a stage surrounded by a crowd of fair-goers, possibly in a competition at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition.

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