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  • 72-25 The Ohio State Fair Marker with sky glider 72-25 The Ohio State Fair Marker with sky glider
  • 72-25 Smokey Bear Photograph (Om3062) 72-25 Smokey Bear Photograph (Om3062)
  • 72-25 Ohio State Fair Broadside Featuring Roy Rogers (Om1602) 72-25 Ohio State Fair Broadside Featuring Roy Rogers (Om1602)
  • 72-25 Ohio State Fair; Hot Air Balloon 72-25 Ohio State Fair; Hot Air Balloon
  • 72-25 Ohio State Fair; Exhibit 72-25 Ohio State Fair; Exhibit
  • 72-25 Miss Wool at the Ohio State Fair 72-25 Miss Wool at the Ohio State Fair
  • 72-25 Ohio Gate Entrance to the Ohio State Fair 72-25 Ohio Gate Entrance to the Ohio State Fair
  • 72-25 Ohio State Fair Carnival Ride 72-25 Ohio State Fair Carnival Ride
  • 72-25 Ohio State Fair Midway 72-25 Ohio State Fair Midway
  • 72-25 Ohio State Fairgrounds; Aerial View 72-25 Ohio State Fairgrounds; Aerial View
Title, side A
The Ohio State Fair
Text, side A
First held in Cincinnati in 1850, the Ohio State Fair was organized by the Ohio Board of Agriculture to promote agricultural education and recognize achievements. The second fair was held in Franklinton (now part of Columbus) on the farm of Michael Sullivant. To increase interest and participation during its early years, the Ohio State Fair traveled to various locations around Ohio. In 1874, Columbus won a bid to host the fair for a five-year trial period. The fair remained in Columbus after the trial period and was held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds until the 37th Ohio State Fair began at this location. Conveniently located adjacent to major railroad lines, the Ohio State Fair grounds were dedicated on August 31, 1886.
Address
717 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH
Location
Ohio Expo Center, in front of Taft Coliseum
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.998288, Longitude: -82.991366.
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