FIRST - State Fair in Wisconsin - Janesville, WI
N 42° 41.044 W 089° 01.046
16T E 334719 N 4727705
Quick Description: The first state fair in Wisconsin was held here in Janesville on October 1-2, 1851.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 9:11:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM2CJT
From the historical marker:
"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."
FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event
Date of FIRST: 10/01/1851
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