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James Clark

Looking back at the 1970 Howard County Fair [History Matters]

August 1970

Fairly exciting

"Festival Ends As Fair closes

"Right from the official Silver Anniversary opening of the County Fair, last Tuesday, activities at the West Friendship Fairgrounds progressed at full throttle. At approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, a lovely new farm queen was selected and on Wednesday night a lamb and steer sale saw most bidding won by Safeway Stores, Inc.

"Everything from fruit and vegetable to household to beef cattle judging took place during the week. There was a farmers tractor driving contest, and a variety and talent show on Thursday August 20; on Friday a parade of livestock an dairy animals and a...