First Day of the Fair!

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First Day of the Fair!

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 25, 2022

Happy first day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together!
This photograph shows visitors waiting at the gate of the Minnesota State Fair in 1923.
It comes from the Minneapolis Journal.