I took this lofty sky view in Owatonna in southern Minnesota a couple of Sundays ago. In a perfect blue sky, cottony clouds floated above the fairground buildings. The fairgrounds itself has an interesting history:
The first fair in Steele County was held on October 17, 1860. Premiums were awarded in categories such as "best 6 yoke of working oxen", "best butter churn", and "best wagon made in county".After the start of the Civil War the fair was not held again until 1871. That year it was held on a pasture on Main Street, and until 1917 was held at various locations in the community. In 1883 to 1927 the Minnesota State Fair was held in town; special trains brought crowds from the rest of the state. By 1927 the fair became a "free fair" with no admission charged.The 1930's brought auto racing and grandstand stage shows with chorus lines. [Wikipedia]
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