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The eighth annual United States Agricultural Society Fair opens in Cincinnati, Ohio

Farming and Agriculture, iconic image
09/12/1860
The eight national exhibition of the United States Agricultural Society opened in Cincinnati, Ohio on a sixty-acre site at the city's trotting race grounds.   The fair was scheduled for nine days for the first time, more than double the usual four day show.  The show show saw five thousand entries of all type and a full set of horse races.  Receipts were reported for the nine days at around $18,000, not as much as Chicago the year before but more than Richmond, Virginia, two years previously.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The United States Fair," New York Times, September 19, 1860. 
"The United States Fair," New York Times, September 29, 1860.

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