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Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Northern Wisconsin State Fair

 
 
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By Keith L, October 14, 2008
1. Northern Wisconsin State Fair Marker
Inscription. Primarily rural in the 19th century, Wisconsin promoted the state fair to advance better state farming practices. Since 1851 to the present, this fair has been held in southern Wisconsin. Recognizing the impracticality of entering or attending the Southern Wisconsin State Fair, Chippewa Falls area citizens drafted a charter to create the Northern Wisconsin State Fair. Enacted in 1897 by the State of Wisconsin, the fair was to "improve agriculture, horticulture and mechanical and household arts." Encompassing a 27 county district, the Northern Wisconsin State Fair has played a central role in northern Wisconsin for over 100 years. To these fairground self-sufficient farming families brought their best efforts in raising chickens, sheep, cows, rabbits, horses and pigs and displayed their horticultural skills in prize pies, breads and canned goods. As Wisconsin became more urbanized, the Northern Wisconsin State Fair reflected developments in industry and technology from Model Ts to satellite dishes. Today, these fairground buildings still display the best of individual and community achievement in northern Wisconsin.
 
Erected 1999 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 427.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker
Northern Wisconsin State Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 14, 2008
2. Northern Wisconsin State Fair Marker
series.
 
Location. 44° 56.787′ N, 91° 23.778′ W. Marker is in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker can be reached from Edward Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the southwest area of the fairgrounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chippewa Valley Electric Railway Co. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company (about 600 feet away); Ronald P. Anders (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irvine Park Drive Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Irvine (approx. mile away); In Memory of Old Abe (approx. mile away); In Memory of All Veterans (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sokup's Market (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
 
Also see . . .  Northern Wisconsin State Fair. (Submitted on November 4, 2008.)
 
Categories. AgricultureAnimalsNotable Events
 
Northern Wisconsin State Fair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 14, 2008
3. Northern Wisconsin State Fair Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,661 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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