Monday, September 3, 2007

The Michigan State Fair (in Detroit)

The Michigan State Fair (in Detroit) is a place to view chickens, rabbits, pigeons, sheep, horses, cows and ride the rides at the midway. Across the street from the entrance is some old midway memoribilia.
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Dick said...

Nice photos, did you take a ride in that thing on your photo number three??????

Marie said...

I like the photos. I prefer the rooster :-)) because it is the symbol of France (do you know why it is the symbol of France, Mary?).

The "rides" you mention have had a bad reputation in France for a few weeks. Two men got killed on one of them.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you Dick and Marie for your comments and kindness. I didn't ride any rides! I walked around looking at things and taking pictures.

NO, Marie, I do not know why a rooster is a symbol of France. Tell me, please!

So sad to hear someone died on a ride., That happens here sometimes, too.

Erin said...

I like the rooster shot too!

Erin said...

In 1841, the New York State Legislature appropriated $8,000 for the "promotion of agriculture and household manufacturers in the State" through an annual fair, the first of its kind in the young nation. -- from the NYS Fair website.

I wonder how many states claim to have hosted the first state fair?

Marie said...

Oh zut, I had written a long comment about the rooster story. But it didn't appear.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Well, if NY was in 1841 and Michigan's was 1849, NY wins. They win in other ways, too.

Marie, I'm so sorry blogger ate your comment--I do hope to hear the story sometime.