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The Hartford Fair

 
 
The Hartford Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
1. The Hartford Fair Marker
Inscription.  Since 1858, The Hartford Fair has been an annual tradition in Croton, Ohio. Since the fair was organized during the Civil War when money was scarce the first building was not built until 1868. In 1883 the first amphitheater was built. The builder was given the use and profit of the amphitheater for five years instead of paying him to erect the structure. The next building was a sheep barn built in 1901. The buildings have come and gone over the years and now the grounds have over 45 buildings. The land that displays the annual event has grown from the original 25 acres to 211 acres. Racing was one of the first attractions at the fair. One of the events at this fair was a foot race. between William Lane and Maggie McComb. Maggie was the winner to the disgruntlement of the men.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 40° 3.377′ N, 82° 24.054′ W. Marker is in Newark, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 S 2nd St, Newark OH 43055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Licking County Recreational Trail System (here, next to this marker); The Historic Pataskala Town Hall (here, next to this marker); Bigelow Park (here, next to this marker); The Captain Scott House (here, next to this marker); Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve (here, next to this marker); Flint Ridge (here, next to this marker); Davis-Shai House (here, next to this marker); The Dawes Arboretum (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
The Hartford Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
2. The Hartford Fair Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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