First State Fair Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 41.044 W 089° 01.046
16T E 334719 N 4727705
Quick Description: The First State Fair Historical Marker is located across the street from the Courthouse Park on S. Atwood Ave in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 9:04:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM2CJR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
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Long Description:
"October 1-2, 1851

Thirteen counties were represented here at the first state fair sponsored by the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society. Entries included horses, cattle, sheep, swine, farming implements, dairy products, flour and corn meal, domestic manufactures, needle work, fruits, vegetables and flowers. Highlights of the occasion were the plowing matches and an address by John W. Lathrop, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin. The fairgrounds contained 6 acres and about 10,000 people attended.

Erected 1954 by Rock County Historical Society"
County: Rock

Location: Park

MarkerID: 20

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