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Race Track, Champaign County Fair, Champaign, Illinois
Race Track, Champaign County Fair, Champaign, Illinois
Resource Typeimage
TitleRace Track, Champaign County Fair, Champaign, Illinois
Coverage / Year1940
DescriptionRace Track, Champaign County Fair, July 31, 1940.
InterpretationHarness-racing events were the most popular entertainment at the Fair and large crowds were sure to attend. The fair was discontinued in 1918 and the grounds were leased. The grandstand was leveled by fire in 1928. A used grandstand was acquired from Kankakee when the Champaign County Fair Association revived the Fair in 1939. "To the average fairgoer, a county fair means horse racing."
Lesson Plans / ThemesUrban Treasure Hunt; Celebrations and Festivals
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems
SourceChampaign County Historical Archives, The Urbana Free Library (Special Events -- Fairs);
Subject / KeywordsBuildings; Champaign, Illinois; Fairs; Festivals; Celebrations; Horses; Horse racing
Collection PublisherUIUC Digital Imaging & Media Technology Initiative;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifierufh4012
CONTENTdm file name59350171572002_countyfair2.jpg
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