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Caro in Tuscola County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Tuscola County Fair

 
 
Tuscola County Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, February 22, 2017
1. Tuscola County Fair Marker
Inscription.  On March 11, 1882, thirty-three years after the nation's first state fair was held in Detroit, the Tuscola County Fair was organized as the Caro District Agricultural Association. On September 19-22, 1882, the fair hosted its first agricultural, industrial, educational and recreational exhibition. Always a primary agricultural attraction, the county fair has displayed new farming equipment and methods, animals, produce and handicrafts on this site for the past century.
 
Erected 1981 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L928.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 11, 1882.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 43° 28.986′ N, 83° 23.836′ W. Marker was in Caro, Michigan, in Tuscola County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of
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South Almer Street and East Congress Street. Marker is just inside the gate at the northeast corner of the fairgrounds. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 188 Park Drive, Caro MI 48723, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Peninsular Sugar Refining Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Meeting of the Caro Rotary Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caro Masonic Temple (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tuscola County Advertiser (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church of Caro (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tuscola County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); William H. Carson House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caro.
 
Tuscola County Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, February 22, 2017
2. Tuscola County Fair Marker
Missing Tuscola County Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Garman, August 1, 2020
3. Missing Tuscola County Fair Marker
The historical marker no longer stands at its original location. The original building was demolished and replaced with this building. The historical marker was removed during construction and never replaced.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on November 25, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   3. submitted on November 25, 2020, by John Garman of Rochester Hills.

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