Cumberland County Agricultural Fair Opens

Wed., Oct. 15, 1856

The Cumberland County Agricultural Fair opened in the morning.  Student Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) described the fair in his journal: "Very good exhibition.  A fine show of home manufactures, and such like.  Vegetables were necessarily very scarce.  Agricultural implements, fancy inventions, fine horses, cows, oxen &c. also chickens with Shang-hair and prilled, white, black and speckled adorned the premises."  King also related seeing some equestrian shows at the fair. 

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Journal of Horatio Collins King, Class of 1858