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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 3, 1914)
1TTC HEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1914.
Nebraska State Fair a Great Exposition of Agricultural Progress
v "i csn estimate wlmt the
Nebrasks. Piatr Pair Una clone
for K.brsaks nor Jun horn
much It hss done fir every
Indlrtdust within the rtste.
FTohsbly no man. woman "t
chid who ever visited thla ret xjs1
tion, which la the prlds of every Ne
hrsskan, haa ever dona so without a;oln
to their homes better fitted to mort tha
problems of lire In belter shspe than If
thr had not attended the fair and arm
with their own e e and learned from
raonal observation manjr of the thing
which can be found there.
The Nebraska Ktate fair, like all good
t hinge, started With a email benlnnln
forty-si years a. It waa a hard
true) for a while, for Nebraaka waa
toot In the early hlirtory of the elate the
rich agricultural aUte of the teat decade.
Pomettmes It aeemed aa thouah the or
ganisation would tiax-e to throw up the
aponre and let the decision be given the
Old. Hard Tim, who In the early h la
ter of the atate defeated many a good
man and many 4 Kood business In the
rinv bf Ufa. but the ratn bemad It fought
manfully for He life and won. It waa a
hard etrumle, but Nelraaka la full of
mntt who have fougnt Just s hard jtrus;-t-lea
In their effurta to win he,. on the
prairie and It waa their fightins; and
resolution to stick which finally won
The progress f lha state fair haa been
very rapid In O.e laat decade. In fact,
Ita progress haa been almort phenomlnaL
The men behind the fair for the laat
doses, year can feel proud of the monu
ment they have built to Nebraaka'a treat,
nera aa an agricultural and atock raising
atate. . Each, year of the atate fair rami
to Increaae Ita greatness until no fair In
the whole United Ptatea cam compete with
this annual expedition which ahowa the
diversity of the aiate'a reeourcea and the
strength of Ita foundation.
A dosen year ago there waa nothing
hardly except a .cluater of old wooden
buildings, approached through a wire
jjfenea and without aide walks. Now mod
I '. ra and permanent bulldinga are rising
wwwf muw mint wbjri ana apprnacnes
of -a " permanent character cover ' the
grounds. Additional tracts of land have
been purchased to . meet the demanda
caused by the growth of the fair, and it
Is only necessary to visit the great Ne-
breaks annual exposition to realise that
I It lav Indeed, a wonderful Institution and
J worthy the name xtt being one of the beat
In the country. ' '
t The tract of land owned by the State
Agricultural society comprises 1 acres.
1 situated within a mils or the business
i center of Unco In. Half a doaen modern
and up-to-date buildings hare been erected
I to meet the growing demanda, of the In
J stltutlon. The laat one erected, laat year,
t la the grand new agricultural and hortl
$ cultural hall, coating over llflO.OOOk.' Thla.
with the Improve monts put on the
grounds. Mich as walk a. sanitary closets
and other seeded adjuncts. makes the
property of the association ' worth aver
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Muoh of the crellt for the success of
the Nebraska Ktsts fair Is duo to the un
tiring efforts of the secretsry. W. R.
Idellor, who Is reoognised the country
over among state fair managers as one
of the best connected with expositions
of thla kind. , However, he haa been ably
assisted by a fltate Pair board, of whloh
C. IL Kudge, Peter Toungera, Joseph
Roberta. J. A. Ollls, jr.; Ocorge F. Dick
insa. John T. MoArdle, Charles Graff,
William Poster, Hiram" Myers and a
doieit others might be mentioned, who.
While not members of the executive board,
have had much to do with the successful
manner In which the yearly fairs have
; To Blve sums Idea of the number of
people who are attractsd to Die fair each
year, moat of whorn stay rnoet of the
week,' below Is given the number In at
tendance for the last flvs years:
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110 lao.iM uu ur.m
inn :.... r
The falling off ht 1913 is due to the
fact that most of Nebraska suffered from
fc'ceno at the Nebraska State Fair Grounds on a Thursday Afternoon Last August Tiio Great Amphitheater Packed to
Its Utmost Capacity, and Thousands of Spectators Pressing Close Along tho Fence Around the Turns and Along tho
Home Stretch, Eager to See the Racers.
a partial failure of crops and a portion
of ft a total failure. As this Is an agri
cultural stats the condition of the crops
to a great extent determine the attend
ance at the fair. The highest attend
ance of any one day was on Wednesday
In U12, when W,88fi people) passed through
With the prospects of a bountiful crop
In 1(14 there Is every reason to believe
that the attendance this year will far
exceed that of other years.
The reputation of the Nebraska stats
fair haa spread to such an extent that
large numbers of people from over the
country make the point of visiting Ns
traska when the state fair Is in prog,
ress and thus get the opportunity of see
ing ail at one time what the resources
of the state are. The state fair has
Irousjht thousands of dollars to Nr.
braska which has been Invested In lands
by visitors and the extent of the fair
as an advertising medium to the stats
cannot be measured.
The U14 fair has been planned with a
view of giving a tremendous boost to the
Internal resources of the stats. The
agriculture, horticultural, dairy and poul
try exhibits will be unequaled anywhere
In the west The same statement can
be established concerning cattle, horsee
There will be a Hire food show, a model
dairy room, a better babies' contest, an
educational exhibit, a traveling library
room, and a boya' school encampment
whore the atudenta will m given practi
cal Instruction In agriculture.
Of course there are amusments and
thrillers. Not content with boosting the
atate and providing the educational at
tractions, the board of manager a has en
gaged a few of the beat things that can
be secured In the wsjr of entertainment
Lincoln Beachey will loop the loop, fly
aldewlsa and fly upalde down each day. Ha
will make three ascents each day of
the fair. Regardless of weather condi
tions Beachey has signed a contract to
make the ascents. He Is also barred
from flying In any city within two hun
dred miles of Lincoln. This is regarded
as the latest and. best attraction In the
There will be a village of genuine Ne
braska Indiana to re-enact acenea of fron
tier life. Squaw races, tepew raising
contests, relay races and all forms of
Indian dancing will be given.
The apeed program cannot be excelled.
Under the new rules of the American
Trotting association there has been a
renulne revival of Interest. A number
of favorites have been entered and there
will be five harness and running races
each day. '
After a careful eanvaaa of the east, a
fireworks program haa been outlined
which will be entirely novel. Besides
the specialties and artistic creations of
experts, well known Nebraskans, both men
and women, will be depicted In fire. The
fireworks display takes place before the
grandstand each evening.
There are a number of attractions which
are absolutely new. The pure food
show, as nianned by Deputy Kood Com
missioner Harman. has never been at
tempted before on a state exposition
grounds, It Is said. The system of weigh
ing and testing foods will be explained.
Experts will demonstrate the methods for
uncovering guile on food stuffs. Some of
the best food products made In the stt
will be on exhibition.
The Burlington railway will place a
dining car in this department and will
operate It through the fair In order to
display the methods of handling foods on
railway trains. All the latest labor sav
ing devices for the kitchen will be shown.
The club women of Nebraska have taken
a keen Interest In the pure food show.
Reports of the lectures and summaries of
the advice given by the experts will be
circulated throughout the state.
A landscape artist has been engaged to
show model groups of shrubbery for city
and country homes. The center of tho
new agriculture-horticulture hall will be
sodded for this purpose.' This feature
has never been attempted In conneotlon
with floral shows heretofore.
The county exhibits have always been
a feature st the Nebraska State fair, t'n
der the direction of Superintendent Will
lam James It la expected that half the
counties of the state will be In line with
samples of their resources. These dis
plays will be exhibited In the new sgrl-culture-horticulture
TA TE FAl
LINCOLN, Sept 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th
Agriculture, Horticulture, Live Stock, Dairy, Manufacturing and Poultry
Exhibits Which Prove Nebraska One of the Richest Regions in the World
The Educational Features of the Great 1914 State Fair have been increased. The schools
of the state, the traveling libraries, the educational institutions, domestic science and the fine
arts are represented by larger exhibits. The Better Babies display will be found in new quar
ters in the $100,000 Agricultural-Horticultural hall.
Amazing Amusement Features The Nebraska State Fair Has the Best in the Amusement Line.
Will Loop the Loop and Fly
Upside Down 3 Times
He loes his aerial gymnastic 'stunts
rain or shine, calm or eyelono. His attraction
is of fiucli magnitude that at the conclusion of
his last appearance on Friday, September 11,
he will be whirled away on a special train to
the Twin Cities where he will appear just one
day. Beachey s contract with the Nebraska
State Fair management prohibits his flying at
any state fair WITHIN TWO HUNDRED
MILES OF LINCOLN.
And Beachy, without a rival as an Airman,
is but ONE FEATURE on the amusement program.
Patrick Conway's Celebrated Band
will give FREE CONCERTS. This popular
organization will be supported by Grand Opera
Singers of international reputation and assisted
by four state bands.
FREE CONCERTS morning, nl'ternuou
Scones from primitive Nebraska life will l
re-enncted at a real
THE OMAHA DANCE
THE GHOST DANCE
THE WOLF -DANCE
THE SCALP DANCE
And these will l riven each day with all
the fervor and ravage fury of by gone days.
A Rela Race Every Day
Tare squas using 9 horses, 4 bucks in a mil
dash. 4 squa8 ti aa excltlnn nille race, 4 squaws In a
Tepe Ratslnfc Cgotest. Foot Hares, Fancy Hoping, Buck
ing Horses, lMc Uiifsqus costumes.
before the Orand Stand each afternoon and
evening with the following stars of the amuse
' SLAYMAN ALI'S WILD MOORS
Marvels in Spectacular Athletics.
THE TASMANIAN VAN DIEMENS
in Thrilling Aerial Teeth and Pyramid Acts.
in Hilarious Knockout Stunts.
in Revolving ladder Acts and the Marvelous
Pain's Mammoth Fireworks display before
the grand stand each, night, Sept. 7-10.
Also remember that the Nebraska State
Fair SPEED PROGRAM cannot be excelled
in the west.
Harness and running races each day.
Free Camping Ground with plenty of shade,
wood and water for those who wish a week of
ojien air recreation while attending the fair.
Boys' School Encampment, offering eight
courses of instruction.
has been aid to thev
Departments of Interest
There will be a Dairy and Pure Food Show dis
playing the latest in household economies.
Elaborate displavs in FINE ARTS, TEXTILES
and DOMESTIC PRODUCTS.
Help Boost Nebraska by Attending the Big State Fair
Remember the dates, September 7-11. Special Trains on All Railroads
W. P. MELLOR. Secretary. Lincoln. Neb. JOSEPH ROBERTS. President.
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