Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Chicago Journal in speaking of this subject says, "Judging from the extent and character of various County Fairs, in this and other States, games of base ball and horse racing are evidently considered first-class "agricultural" improvements and accomplishments. Less of both would be more creditable to all concerned."-Alton Telegraph, September 20, 1867
We hear the same complaint from nearly all the Fairs in this part of the State.