"The Great State Fair of Texas: An Illustrated History" Book

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"The Great State Fair of Texas: An Illustrated History" Book

Get your official copy of "The Great State Fair of Texas: An Illustrated History" by Nancy Wiley. Includes a Foreword by A.C. Greene.

Step right up, folks...
...for a behind-the-scenes, beyond-the-myth look at America's grandest state fair. This is the story of The Great State Fair of Texas, from the controversy that shadowed its beginning in 1886 through a century of triumphs and troubles.

See it with your own eyes...
For more than one hundred years, the State Fair of Texas has been a major source of entertainment for millions, as well as a powerful factor in the growth of Dallas. The development of the fair is recounted here within a context of the social history of the entire nation. Colorful tales range from the invention of corny dogs to a championship fight that never happened. The glory days of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition are recaptured in nine pages of photographs.

Have the time of your life...
Historian A.C. Greene points out in his forword that the State Fair of Texas has survived and will continue to thrive in the 21st century and beyond because it is fun. So is this book. It is an engaging mix of history, humor and human interest combined with a remarkable collection of more than 300 rare photos.

  • Hardcover with full-color jacket
  • 300 pages
  • Contains over 300 rare photos, including full-color and historic black and white
  • Measures 11.5" x 8.75" x 1.0"
  • Published by Taylor Publishing Company - Dallas, TX