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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Farm Show

 
 
Pennsylvania Farm Show Marker image. 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. Touch 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 (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Curtin (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ladies Of Harrisburg During The Civil War (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Curtin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reily Hose Company No. 10
Farm Show Building image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
2. Farm Show Building
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Simon Cameron School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Governor's Residence (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
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.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgricultureNotable Buildings
 
Detail of Art Work at Top of Building. image. 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 image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 21, 2008
4. East entrance to Farm Show Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,365 times since then and 180 times this year. 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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