October 1-2, 1851Thirteen counties were represented here at the first state fair sponsored by the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society. Entries included horses, cattle, sheep, swine, farming implements, dairy products, flour and corn meal, domestic manufactures, needle work, fruits, vegetables and flowers. Highlights of the occasion were the plowing matches and an address by John W. Lathrop, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin. The fairgrounds contained 6 acres and about 10,000 people attended.
|Series||This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Rock County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 3:07pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 334733 N 4727710|
|Decimal Degrees||42.68411667, -89.01726667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 41.047', W 89° 1.036'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 41' 2.82" N, 89° 1' 2.16" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 51-99 S Atwood Ave, Janesville WI 53545, US|
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