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    • Walk Through History At The Illinois State Fair

    • IIS; Illinois State Fair; Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation; State Fair History
    • Fair-goers have the opportunity to discover some State Fair history as they enjoy this years Illinois State Fair. The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation hopes to educate fair-goers about the history of the buildings and traditions of State Fairs...
    • Grand Champion Berkshire Sow, 1948

    • Grand Champions--Illinois State Fair; Berkshire swine--Illinois State Fair; Swine--Illinois State Fair
    • Awarding of the trophy for the Grand Champion Berskshire Sow "Lynnwood Pioneer Lady 2nd" - owned by Krutsinger Brothers, Louisville, Illinois. [Note: this picture has been masked for publication in the Illinois State Fair Premium List.]
    • Grand Champion Berkshire Sow, 1957

    • Berkshire swine--Illinois State Fair; Swine--Illinois State Fair; Grand Champions--Illinois State Fair
    • Caption on the back: "State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 13 - Charles E. White, Watseka (Iroquois County), age 70, has been showing swine at fairs for 12 years, and today at the Illinois State Fair his Berkshire sow "Watseka Wanda" won for...
    • Cook of Tomorrow contest winner, 1957

    • Contests--Illinois State Fair; Cooking competition--Illinois State Fair; Domestic arts--Illinois State Fair
    • Caption on the back: "State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 14 - Two young ladies - one the cake and the other its baker - both replicas of each other pose as prize winners. Jane Kurtz, of R.R. #1, Delavan, holds "Oscar", the prize for the...
    • Grand Champion Alpine Goat, 1954

    • Grand Champions--Illinois State Fair; Alpine goats--Illinois State Fair; Goats--Illinois State Fair
    • Caption: State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 18 - Seventy-two year old Mrs. F. N. Craver, of Bentonville, Ark., and her Grand Champion Alpine "A. R. Kara Del-Norte" are shown following judging for the coveted John W. Norris trophy at the...
    • Junior Grand Champion Wether, 1990

    • Grand Champions--Illinois State Fair; Sheep--Illinois State Fair; Suffolk sheep--Illinois State Fair
    • Suffolk Wether exhibited by Jared Schlipf of El Paso, Illinois, purchased by Rep. Lynn Martin for $2,500.00. Left to right: Illinois County Fair Queen Susan Chitwood, Jared Schlipf, Rep. Lynn Martin, Hayley Schlipf.
    • Junior Grand Champion Rabbit Pen, 1985

    • Grand Champions--Illinois State Fair; Californian rabbits--Illinois State Fair; Rabbits--Illinois State Fair
    • Californian rabbits exhibited by Rod Schiller of Oblong, Illinois, purchased by the Illinois Rabbit Breeders Association for $425.00. Left to right: unknown, Larry A. Werries (Dept. of Agriculture), Illinois Rabbit Queen, Governor James R....
    • Cook of Today Grand Champion, 1957

    • Contests--Illinois State Fair; Cooking competition--Illinois State Fair; Domestic arts--Illinois State Fair
    • Caption on the back: "State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 13 - Miss Opal Hayes, of Franklin, proudly dispalys the Grand Champion ribbon which names her "Cook of Today". In front of her are some of her blue ribbon winning bakery goods. She...
    • Governors Cookie Jar contest winner, 1957

    • Contests--Illinois State Fair; Cooking competition--Illinois State Fair; Domestic arts--Illinois State Fair
    • Caption on the back: "State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill., Aug. 12 - What a treat Governor and Mrs. Stratton and their two daughters, Sandra and Debbie, will have when they taste Mrs. Walter M. Duewer's prize-winning cookies. Mrs. Duewer, 1512 E....
    • Junior Grand Champion Rabbit Pen, 1986

    • Grand Champions--Illinois State Fair; Rabbits--Illinois State Fair; Californian rabbits--Illinois State Fair
    • Samantha Thompson, daughter of Governor James R. Thompson, proved to be a champion bidder by breaking the record for purchase of the Champion Rabbit Meat Pen with a bid of $525.00. Left to right: Governor James R. Thompson, Illinois Rabbit Queen...

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