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Pittsfield in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Agricultural Fair

 
 
First Agricultural Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
1. First Agricultural Fair Marker
Inscription.
Site of The
First Agricultural Fair
In America
1810
and
The Pittsfield Elm
1524 - 1864

 
Location. 42° 26.896′ N, 73° 15.196′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of East Street (Massachusetts Route 9) and North Street, on the left when traveling west on East Street. Click for map. Located in Park Square, on the rim of the fountain. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsfield MA 01201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pittsfield Elm Tree (a few steps from this marker); Berkshire County Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pittsfield Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Elkanah Watson (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Shaw Briggs (within shouting distance of this marker); Peace Party House (within shouting distance of this marker); Splitter (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
Regarding First Agricultural Fair. Elkanah Watson organized 26 of his neighbors and staged the Berkshire Cattle
The Fountain in the Center of Park Square image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
2. The Fountain in the Center of Park Square
The marker is on the rim of the fountain.
Show in 1810 to display prize sheep. In 1811, he and the others organized the much broader Berkshire Agricultural Society, which absorbed the cattle show and became an annual event.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Berkshire Agricultural Society - US Education. (Submitted on July 13, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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