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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Post Card Tuesday: Tennessee State Fair Grounds



The Tennessee State Fair opens this Friday, and since that's only a short time away, I thought I'd include a vintage post card to kick off a week of posts about the fair. The state fair has now been at the same place for over 100 years. This post card represents what part of the grounds looked like back then.

The grandstand for the race track which is seen in the background isn't the same grandstand as today, but I've heard the track here is the oldest in the country! Even though the fair dates back to 1906, the first auto race along the track was in 1906, and it was originally built for harness races.

In the foreground is the three story women's building. In 1965, the building caught fire due to faulty wiring and the building burned to the ground.

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