Michigan State Fair (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

Michigan State Fair (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) By John Minnis, Lauren Beaver Cover Image
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First held in 1849 in Detroit, the location of the Michigan State Fair rotated in the early years between Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Adrian, Jackson, Grand Rapids, East Saginaw, Lansing, and Pontiac before settling permanently in Detroit. When Detroit department store magnate Joseph L. Hudson sold 135 acres of Woodward Avenue farmland to the Michigan State Agricultural Society in 1905 for $1, the permanent home of the Michigan State Fair was established. On February 12, 2009, Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm signed an executive order effectively ending a 160-year tradition--the Michigan State Fair.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738577890
ISBN-10: 0738577898
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)