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25 Cent Fairground's Half-Mile Racetrack Bushnell
25 Cent Fairground's Half-Mile Racetrack Bushnell
Title25 Cent Fairground's Half-Mile Racetrack Bushnell
Photo Number000111.JPG
CollectionDigital Image Collection (Western Illinois University)
KeywordsFairgrounds Big 25 cent Fair Race Horse Track Cart Buggy
Subject HeadingBushnell--Festivals (Horse Race)
Description"This photograph shows a trotting race at the 25 cent Fairground's half-mile racetrack, located west of town. That activity was the main attraction of the 'Big 25 cent Fair, ' held every summer starting in 1879. The fairgrounds included a Women's Building, where ladies competed for prizes in needlework, flowers, and foods, as well as barns where livestock could be kept and shown. After the Great Depression began and a big barn on the grounds burned in July 1930, the fair was discontinued." "McDonough County Historic Sites, " by John E. Hallwas, p. 61.
Source/Publisher/DonorCourtesy of Clarence Hood.
Aux. Photo# NegativeNeg 1188-7
Aux. Photo# Otherdup 1040
Location of Original PhotoPhoto file--Bushnell folder--Bushnell--Festivals
RightsWIU Libraries Archives & Special Collections -- All Rights Reserved. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, contact the WIU Archives and Special Collections at malpass-archives@wiu.edu.
Timestamp20040621145441
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