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Jul 8, 2019 09:34:08   #
permafrost Loc: Minnesota
 
https://www.triptrivia.com/5-biggest-state-fairs-in-america/

As for real state fairs, Minnesota has the 2nd largest and longest.. only Texas is larger

The fifth-largest state fair in the U.S. started as a country street fair and outdoes the official state fair of its home, Oklahoma. Tulsa County hosted its street fair starting in the 1890s and continued in its tradition until 1903 when it was organized as the Tulsa County Free Fair. Things picked up in 1913 with the International Dry Farming Congress, attracting agriculturists from around the world.

Fast forward to present day: The fair draws record crowds, numbering 1.15 million in 2017, the same year that Def Leppard held a concert on the grounds. The fair runs for 11 days starting on the fourth Thursday after Labor Day, and its largest facility is the River Spirit Expo center, measuring 448,000 square feet.



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Jul 8, 2019 10:16:49   #
no propaganda please Loc: moon orbiting the third rock from the sun
 
permafrost wrote:
https://www.triptrivia.com/5-biggest-state-fairs-in-america/

As for real state fairs, Minnesota has the 2nd largest and longest.. only Texas is larger

The fifth-largest state fair in the U.S. started as a country street fair and outdoes the official state fair of its home, Oklahoma. Tulsa County hosted its street fair starting in the 1890s and continued in its tradition until 1903 when it was organized as the Tulsa County Free Fair. Things picked up in 1913 with the International Dry Farming Congress, attracting agriculturists from around the world.

Fast forward to present day: The fair draws record crowds, numbering 1.15 million in 2017, the same year that Def Leppard held a concert on the grounds. The fair runs for 11 days starting on the fourth Thursday after Labor Day, and its largest facility is the River Spirit Expo center, measuring 448,000 square feet.
https://www.triptrivia.com/5-biggest-state-fairs-i... (show quote)


When I was a kid I went to both the Wisconsin and Minnesota State Fairs because my dad was working as a livestock veterinarian at both. Never got to go to the rides or funhouse because i was always helping my dad, and my brother was learning all about farm machinery and how to repair it. He ended up working on computer designing of trains after time designing farm equipment. He didn't like the carnival parts of the state fair, or so he said. Probably he just did not have time to do any of them.

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Jul 8, 2019 10:31:37   #
permafrost Loc: Minnesota
 
no propaganda please wrote:
When I was a kid I went to both the Wisconsin and Minnesota State Fairs because my dad was working as a livestock veterinarian at both. Never got to go to the rides or funhouse because i was always helping my dad, and my brother was learning all about farm machinery and how to repair it. He ended up working on computer designing of trains after time designing farm equipment. He didn't like the carnival parts of the state fair, or so he said. Probably he just did not have time to do any of them.
When I was a kid I went to both the Wisconsin and ... (show quote)


quite an experience for you and your brother.. nice to think of..

Mixed memories for me.. loved the Machinery exhibits, which are now mostly gone from Minnesota, my efforts to display animals,(county fair level), were so bad that they could of fit in a laurel and Hardy movie..

I think Wisc, in the 50s-60s had no less then 3 regional fairs rather then only one big one.. I went to the one in Superior Wi a couple times..

All kids should go to things like fairs.. good for them...Beyond the midway..



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Jul 8, 2019 11:06:14   #
no propaganda please Loc: moon orbiting the third rock from the sun
 
permafrost wrote:
quite an experience for you and your brother.. nice to think of..

Mixed memories for me.. loved the Machinery exhibits, which are now mostly gone from Minnesota, my efforts to display animals,(county fair level), were so bad that they could of fit in a laurel and Hardy movie..

I think Wisc, in the 50s-60s had no less then 3 regional fairs rather then only one big one.. I went to the one in Superior Wi a couple times..

All kids should go to things like fairs.. good for them...Beyond the midway..
quite an experience for you and your brother.. nic... (show quote)


Beyond the midway is the reason that the fair exists. City people, who often have nothing but disdain for their country cousins, should go to the fair for a couple of days and watch the people who are responsible for the food on your table, and learn what real hard work is all about. It might change the city slickers priorities, at least for a little while.

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Jul 8, 2019 13:39:02   #
permafrost Loc: Minnesota
 
no propaganda please wrote:
Beyond the midway is the reason that the fair exists. City people, who often have nothing but disdain for their country cousins, should go to the fair for a couple of days and watch the people who are responsible for the food on your table, and learn what real hard work is all about. It might change the city slickers priorities, at least for a little while.


Very well said, the problem is becoming harder in Minnesota, Dayton tried some things but little results..

Walz is still finding a fit..

I will keep hoping for better time to come..



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Jul 9, 2019 10:01:26   #
okie don
 
permafrost wrote:
https://www.triptrivia.com/5-biggest-state-fairs-in-america/

As for real state fairs, Minnesota has the 2nd largest and longest.. only Texas is larger

The fifth-largest state fair in the U.S. started as a country street fair and outdoes the official state fair of its home, Oklahoma. Tulsa County hosted its street fair starting in the 1890s and continued in its tradition until 1903 when it was organized as the Tulsa County Free Fair. Things picked up in 1913 with the International Dry Farming Congress, attracting agriculturists from around the world.

Fast forward to present day: The fair draws record crowds, numbering 1.15 million in 2017, the same year that Def Leppard held a concert on the grounds. The fair runs for 11 days starting on the fourth Thursday after Labor Day, and its largest facility is the River Spirit Expo center, measuring 448,000 square feet.
https://www.triptrivia.com/5-biggest-state-fairs-i... (show quote)


Thanks Perma. I live here and didn't realize this... Okla became a State in 1907.

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Jul 9, 2019 10:37:18   #
permafrost Loc: Minnesota
 
okie don wrote:
Thanks Perma. I live here and didn't realize this... Okla became a State in 1907.



They must have had a fun party back a few years ago...

One of my sons lived in Tulsa for a few years..

I found the city much different than I had expected.. liked it quite a bit.. nice river side parks..

great landscaped yards Nice..

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Jul 9, 2019 13:30:56   #
badbobby Loc: texas
 
permafrost wrote:
https://www.triptrivia.com/5-biggest-state-fairs-in-america/

As for real state fairs, Minnesota has the 2nd largest and longest.. only Texas is larger

The fifth-largest state fair in the U.S. started as a country street fair and outdoes the official state fair of its home, Oklahoma. Tulsa County hosted its street fair starting in the 1890s and continued in its tradition until 1903 when it was organized as the Tulsa County Free Fair. Things picked up in 1913 with the International Dry Farming Congress, attracting agriculturists from around the world.

Fast forward to present day: The fair draws record crowds, numbering 1.15 million in 2017, the same year that Def Leppard held a concert on the grounds. The fair runs for 11 days starting on the fourth Thursday after Labor Day, and its largest facility is the River Spirit Expo center, measuring 448,000 square feet.
https://www.triptrivia.com/5-biggest-state-fairs-i... (show quote)


hey Perm
no offense,but---everything is bigger in Texas
and that includes our illegal immigrants
We are already a minority down here in the Houston area

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Jul 9, 2019 14:47:27   #
permafrost Loc: Minnesota
 
badbobby wrote:
hey Perm
no offense,but---everything is bigger in Texas
and that includes our illegal immigrants
We are already a minority down here in the Houston area




I betcha that if you extend you famous fair only a few more days, you could hire the whole bunch and the problem would be gone..

they could sweep up after the long horns and such..

Honest? thing are that close in Houston?


Whoda guesssed it...

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Jul 9, 2019 15:55:46   #
badbobby Loc: texas
 
permafrost wrote:
I betcha that if you extend you famous fair only a few more days, you could hire the whole bunch and the problem would be gone..

they could sweep up after the long horns and such..

Honest? thing are that close in Houston?


Whoda guesssed it...

I'm in Humble
and its pretty bad
but lots worse in Houston proper
Trump needs to get the ball rollin

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Jul 9, 2019 17:49:38   #
permafrost Loc: Minnesota
 
badbobby wrote:
I'm in Humble
and its pretty bad
but lots worse in Houston proper
Trump needs to get the ball rollin




Humble===Texas..... seems like an oxymoron,,..

I have to admit a secret.. every time i get involved in any border thread, i always end up not getting my opinion correct..

About the only thing am against on the border security issue is the wall. all the rest i pretty much agree with.. A real problem, has been for a long time..

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