By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

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1947: 4-H Fair and Harvest Exposition set in Hartley


August 11, 2022

• Aug. 7, 1947

All was in readiness for the 4-H Fair and Harvest Exposition to be held in Hartley. The livestock show at the Kruse sheep barn was expected to be the largest in the history of the fair. Girls’ exhibits and demonstrations were planned in the school auditorium. Other events scheduled were a performance by the famous White Horse Patrol, an address by Gov. Robert D. Blue, a dance each night of the fair at Neebel’s Danceland, and a street carnival in the main business district all three days.

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