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Platte County Fair

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Location Platte City
Dates July 18, 2018 - July 21, 2018

From Platte County Fair Website:

July 18 - 21, 2018

The county fair has been an important part of the lives of the citizens of Platte County , Missouri since the first fair in 1858. The establishment of the county fair in Platte County is well-documented in William Paxton's Annals of Platte County, Missouri. This 1182-page manuscript recorded the happenings and events in Platte County , usually with great detail, from the time of the first settlers to 1897 when the original Annals was published. Mr. Paxton continued to record Platte County history after that publication and inserted the information in his personal copy of the Annals. Interleaving sheets were added, and on them, Mr. Paxton hand-wrote various additional notes over the years until his death in 1916. This resource did not surface until 1997 when it was discovered at the Kansas City Public Library.It was transcribed and subsequently published as an addendum by Barbara Whitters in September 2001. Other resources that document the early fairs are the History of Clay and Platte Counties, Missouri, a 1121-page book, published in 1885, and articles from the Leavenworth , Kansas and Platte City , Weston, and Liberty , Missouri newspapers available on microfilm at the Missouri State Historical Society in Columbia , Missouri . The Platte CityLandmarkhas been published as a weekly newspaper continuously since 1865. It has contained advertisements and articles about the fair each year. I have personally reviewed these sources as well as fair records to prepare this history of the Platte County Fair.
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