• Bye-bye County Fair

    From Joy Beeson@21:1/5 to All on Thu Oct 21 19:33:01 2021
    Today's "hundred years ago" story was a reprint of an article about
    the Bourbon fair. In that era, fairs were held after harvest, so that
    there would be produce to exhibit, and so farmers would have time to

    I mourned that real fairs are no more, because fairs are for farmers
    and there are no longer enough farmers to support one -- and realized
    that fairs helped cause their own downfall. The county fair was
    where farmers went to learn about the latest and greatest new
    machinery, machinery that eventually led to old farmers renting out
    their land and moving to Florida.

    joy beeson at centurylink dot net

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