Friday, April 21, 2017
The 1993 annual Carroll County Maryland 4-H FFA Fair program.
Of all the fair programs in my library, this must be the most extensive and comprehensive. It is approximately 380 pages.
I explained much of the history and traditions of the fair in an August 2, 2015 piece I wrote for the Baltimore Sun: “Annual Carroll County Fair set for this week,” Eagle Archives, By Kevin E. Dayhoff, http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-archives-county-fair-0802-20150731-story.html
The “annual Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair at the Agriculture Center just south of Westminster” Maryland.
The first mention of a Carroll County ‘fair’ seems to have occurred in the days immediately following the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-4, 1863. In “Recollections,” Dr. Joshua Hering describes, “A temporary camp was made in a field on the “Fairground Hill,” immediately to the left of the turnpike.”
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