Thursday, October 28, 2010

Louisiana State Fair

Have you been to the State Fair yet? It's running until November 7th at the state fairgrounds in Shreveport.

The first Louisiana State Fair was held in 1906, making this year the 104th fair! Come over to the history center to see photos and memorabilia of fairs past. We have many photos on exhibit that were taken at the fair in the 1910s. You can also see an original 1909 complimentary ticket and a 1915 parish exhibit blue ribbon.

This is a circa 1915 photo (1997.054.062) of the wild animal sideshow booth. Several miniature ponies stand on the platform.

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