The Oregon State Fair

The Oregon State Fair

by Steven Robert Heine
     
 

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Since the first Oregon State Fair was held on four acres along the Clackamas River in the Gladstone/Oregon City area in 1861, the fair has been the focal point of Oregon culture--a place to see
and be seen and to compete against the best in the state. It has been a place of victory and a place of discovery for nearly 150 years. For many generations of Oregonians,…  See more details below

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Since the first Oregon State Fair was held on four acres along the Clackamas River in the Gladstone/Oregon City area in 1861, the fair has been the focal point of Oregon culture--a place to see
and be seen and to compete against the best in the state. It has been a place of victory and a place of discovery for nearly 150 years. For many generations of Oregonians, the fair was a chance for families and friends to reunite and share the excitement of this grand, uniquely Oregon event. Today the fair's popularity continues and, for 12 days each year, transforms the fairgrounds in Salem into the fifth largest city in the state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439634394
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/15/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
52 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Steven Robert Heine grew up in Salem only two miles from the fair. After graduating from Portland State University, he returned to Salem and began publishing poetry books. For four years, he pitched his books on the midway of the Oregon State Fair, and his efforts made him one of the most widely read poets in Oregon. In 1988, he returned as the fair's poetry director. Now in his 20th year with the fair, he brings to this volume a unique perspective of the Oregon State Fair and the people who have been part of it.

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