First State Fair

First State Fair (HMOW3)

Location: Janesville, WI 53545 Rock County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 41.047', W 89° 1.036'

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October 1-2, 1851

Thirteen 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.
HM NumberHMOW3
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number20
Year Placed1954
Placed ByThe Rock County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 3:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 334733 N 4727710
Decimal Degrees42.68411667, -89.01726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 41.047', W 89° 1.036'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 41' 2.82" N, 89° 1' 2.16" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 51-99 S Atwood Ave, Janesville WI 53545, US
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