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Iowa State Fairgrounds

Title

Iowa State Fairgrounds
Iowa State Fair Grounds

Description

The first Iowa State Fair held in Fairfield, Iowa Oct. 25-27, 1854. The fair moved between various cities before settling in Des Moines in 1879. Fairs were held in West Des Moines in an area known as Brown's Park until 1886, when the General Assembly bought 266 acres for the fairgrounds for $50,000. The fair has only been cancelled twice - in 1898 because of the World's Fair in Omaha and the Spanish-American War and in 1942 when the State Fair Board loaned its buildings to the Army Air Corp for a supply depot. The fairgorunds are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Source

Special Collections, Cowles Library -- Drake University.

Publisher

Chicago, Il. : Gravure Illustration Co.

Date

1914
2005/05/24

Rights

U.S. and International copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact: bart.schmidt@drake.edu

Relation

Art Work of Des Moines -- Book Nine

Format

Photographic print, 4.5 x 7 in.

Type

Image

Identifier

v. 9, p. 2
dm0155
http://ddr.lib.drake.edu/u?/du-hdm,133

Coverage

3000 E. Grand Ave.