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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 26, 1921, Continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Feb. 26, 1921, Continued


That the Jackson County Fair Association will have one of the best improved and up-to-date fair grounds in Oregon was unanimously decided at the annual meeting of the stockholders in Medford Friday night. A committee was authorized to be appointed by President H. L. Walther at once to arrange for the erection of permanent buildings and the methods of securing finances to carry out the project on a scale that will be a credit to the county and will afford suitable buildings, stock sheds, stalls, pens, etc., to properly show the products of this county. It is planned to spend about $20,000 on the building this year. It will hardly be possible to erect the auto speedway and horse track this year, however.

The date of the fair for this fall was fixed for September 14, 15, 16, and 17. This gives a week to prepare the exhibits from the county fair for the state fair, the last week in September, and to be taken to the Chicago land show later on.

The Hafer tract of 107 acres recently purchased by the county for the fair, adjoining the Atkins tract of 45 acres, makes a total of 152 acres. The fair association has about 50 acres of farm land and buildings of this tract they do not need that will be sold at once by H. L. Walther of E. C. Gaddis, the committee to the highest bidder.

... The chair was authorized to appoint committees on finance, architectural plans and premium list, to get busy at once.

Plans for arrangements of grounds, buildings, tracks, street, etc., were recently made by Prof. Peck of the U. of O., and are on display at the Chamber of Commerce.

The Farm Bureau Stock Association, Fruit Growers’ League, county commissioners and people generally are all for the fair under the present permanent basis.


With the mild weather prevailing lately the number of tramps stopping over night in the city has grown to be almost a minute quantity. Only one wanderer applied to spend last night at the city prison.


The public market today was a good one for this time of year with a goodly supply of meats. The patronage, however, was not up to the big attendance for some time past, for some unknown reason despite the fine sunshiny weather.


The temporary office in the federal building for the instruction of citizens in the making out of their income taxes closed at 5 p.m. today. Messrs. Hewett and Wilkinson, the field deputies in charge, will spend next week at Grants Pass helping the citizens of that community in their income tax matters.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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