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Gardens of Enchantment show at the Hall of Flowers at the Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa, California, 1989
Luna Imaging, Inc. 2702 Media Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90065-1733
Date Created and/or Issued
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Sonoma County Library
Sonoma County Fair Collection
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Sonoma County Library, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (http://www. sonomalibrary. org); Sonoma County Fair & Exposition, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA 95402 (http://www. sonomacountyfair. com/) 1350 Bennett Valley Road
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Macarrio Landscaping exhibit "Wizards Garden" with conifers, a pond, and flowers.
Dedicated to Larry Albini. Flower shows have been a major attraction of the Fair since its establishment in 1936. The popularity and size of the displays grew so much that the Farm Machinery Building, a former B-29 bomber airplane hanger that was acquired by the Fair in 1949, was given over to the Hall of Flowers in 1952. In 1958, artist and native Santa Rosan, Will Forni was hired as flower show designer and director. Before 1958 flower shows were coordinated by the Floriculture Committee working under the direction of Clyde Von Grafen. Mr. Forni worked closely with Clyde Von Grafen and later Norvelle Gillespie, well known garden editor for the San Francisco Chronicle and host of the Green Thumb TV show, during his tenure with the Fair. Through the efforts of Forni and his successors, as well as countless volunteers, professional and amateur nurserymen, gardeners, landscape contractors and designers, the Sonoma County Fair has received acclaim for having one of the largest themed flower shows in the country.
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Sonoma County Tourism Grant (2011-2012)
Grant provided to the Sonoma County Library through the Sonoma County Advertising Program.
Print: Sonoma County Fair and Exposition, Incorporated, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, Calif., 95404,
High resolution master image (400 ppi)
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Macintosh
1 photographic print
20 x 20 cm with border measures 25 x 20 cm
8 8 8
Black-and-white photographs
Sports and Recreation
Sonoma County Fair and Exposition, Incorporated
Sonoma County Fair (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
Flower shows
Agricultural exhibitions
Bennett Valley Road
Time Period
United States
Santa Rosa
1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, California
38. 432974,-122. 7010645
Flower Show Binder collection
Sonoma County Fair Collection GUIDE
Sonoma County Fair Collection

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