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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pennsylvania Farm Show
 
Pennsylvania Farm Show Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
1. Pennsylvania Farm Show Marker
 
Inscription. First held in January 1917, the Farm Show took place each year at various Harrisburg locations until 1931, when it moved to the new Main Exhibition Building here. The Large Arena first opened for the 1939 show. From modest beginnings, the Farm Show ultimately grew into one of the world's largest indoor gatherings devoted to the celebration and promotion of agriculture.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 16.958′ N, 76° 52.995′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Maclay Street 0.3 miles east of 7th Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harrisburg State Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Curtin 1861 - 1865 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Curtin (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Curtin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reily Hose Company No. 10 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Simon Cameron School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Governor's Residence (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Governor's Residence (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Farm Show Building Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
2. Farm Show Building
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Farm Show - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Pennsylvania Farm Show. Official Website (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Detail of Art Work at Top of Building. Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
3. Detail of Art Work at Top of Building.
 
 
East entrance to Farm Show Arena Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
4. East entrance to Farm Show Arena
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,730 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 22, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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