Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Western National Fair Association clippings - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

These clippings from various newspapers relate to the Western National Fair that was held at Bismarck Grove in Douglas County in September 1880. Apparently, this was the first attempt to hold a state fair in Kansas, though there was also a Missouri Valley Fair in Kansas City. At this point in time, Bismarck Grove was owned by the Kansas Pacific Railway Company but they were letting the fair association use it rent free. One clipping includes the charter of the Western National Fair Association and others the minutes of meetings of the Association. Several counties (Anderson, Linn) formed associations to organize their efforts to participate in the fair at Bismarck Grove.

Date: 1879-1880

Bookbag Share Print


First PagePrevious PageNext PageLast Page

Western National Fair Association clippings - 1Western National Fair Association clippings - 2Western National Fair Association clippings - 3Western National Fair Association clippings - 4Western National Fair Association clippings - 5Western National Fair Association clippings - 6Western National Fair Association clippings - 7Western National Fair Association clippings - 8Western National Fair Association clippings - 9Western National Fair Association clippings - 10Western National Fair Association clippings - 11Western National Fair Association clippings - 12

Western National Fair Association clippings - 1

Item Number: 207839
Call Number: K 606 W52 Clippings
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207839

Copyright © 2007-2017 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.