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Title supplied by cataloger. The first Los Angeles County Fair was held on October 17, 1922 and ran for five days through October 21, 1922 in a former beet field in Pomona. For the first few years, highlights included harness racing, chariot races, airplane wing-walking exhibitions, and agricultural exhibitions. Since its inception, the Fair has been the link between California's agriculture industry and the public. During World War II, from May 7 to August 24, 1942, these grounds were used as a Wartime Civilian Control Administration assembly center, which held more than 5,000 Japanese Americans prior to sending them to internment camps. Curiously, there is no known historical marker at the site. Now in its 87th year, the L.A. County Fair is the largest county fair in the United States, with attendance topping one million people in every year but one since 1948, and generating a national economic impact of more than $250 million dollars. The Fair is held each September on 543 acres of fairgrounds known as Fairplex (L.A. County Fair, hotel and exposition complex), and is operated by the Los Angeles County Fair Association. View 12: Aerial photograph taken from the Goodyear blimp, Volunteer, on the last day of the 1935 L.A. County Fair showing the racetrack, exhibit halls and carnival section as well as the parking lots.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 13 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00081981 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection Pomona-Exhibitions-L.A. County Fair-1935.; N-005-287.12 4x5 CARL0002881625 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112724
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