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Germantown Fairgrounds

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“Old Timers” at the
Fair in 1941

 

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Germantown Fair Scenes

 

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than hot air balloons, because
they use unheated helium or
hydrogen gases for lifting.  Hot
air balloons can go up for hours;
gas balloons can go up for days.)
Celebrating the 50th
Anniversary, in 1904
John Marshall not a hot air balloon,
but a gas balloon

 

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Directors of the Germantown Fair, 1954

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On the 25th anniversary (in 1879) of the first Germantown Fair (in 1854), Mr. M. F. Adamson wrote his article on Germantown Fifty Years Ago.  Read it here (pdf)

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“The Germantown Fair, announced on yellow cloth streamers tacked on fence rails and gate posts over five counties, was to meet as usual during the the last week of August at its home grounds sixteen miles west of Maysville, on the Cincinnati pike.  Started in 1852 by a colony of Bavarian immigrants, it had become the high point of Mason County's summer season.” from Elizabeth Pickett Chevalier's 1942 novel Drivin' Woman.

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1920's Parking Lot

Airplane rides were an
 attraction  at fairs around WWI.

At the Germantown Fair
Octa Wallin, Earl Teegarden, Carrie Miller,
Beatrice Lytle, Zyx Cline, Mamie Lytle

 

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Concessions at the Fair, c. 1954

 

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Steam Threshing Machine
Exhibited at the Fair

View of the Fair

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“Blue Ribbon Shows played to 22,000 paid admissions at the Germantown Fair.  The organization has been contracted to furnish the midway attractions for the 1946 annual.” Billboard, September 1, 1945.

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Germantown Fair

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