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1 Wisconsin State Fair A chronological listing of each year of the Wisconsin State Fair's dates, places, and entries. The entry describing the one held in Janesville on 01-02 October 1851 says: "First State Fair held on 6-acre plot on banks of Rock River. Sponsored by newly formed State Agricultural Society operating with $55 appropriate from legislature. 461 enries. Receipts totla $570.31, expenses $484.86. Principal address by University of Wisconsin Chancellor John J. Lathrop on 'Applications of Science to Agriculture and the Useful Arts.' Popular features include a 200-lb. squash and a quarter-acre plowing competition. Attendance was estimated to be between 13,000-18,000. Admission was 10 cents." Other state fairs were held in Janesville in 1857, 1864, 1865, 1866, and 1877. 31-page pamphlet entitled "A Brief History of the Wisconsin State Fair, 1892-1992" put out by the Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee/West Allis, WI, 1992
2 Wisconsin Wagon Co. Janesville-built wagons roll on 20 Jan 1986, 1C
3 Wisconsin Wagon Co. Products keep rolling proudly from city's wagon factory 23 Nov 1996, 1A
4 Wisconsin Wagon Co. Wagon company still riding high: pay a visit to Janesville factory that still produces coasters with old-time quality 31 Oct 1999, 3D
5 Wisconsin Wagon Co. Couple ease ride in coaster business (Al and Lois Hough) 22 Jan 2001
6 Wisconsin Wagon Co. Couple keep wagon company rolling along (Wisconsin Carriage Works) 04 Mar 2002, 1C
7 Wisconsin Wagon Co. 1981 photo of Hyrdo Dynamics building, the former site of the Janesville Coaster Wagon Factory on Milwaukee St. Gruver photos, vol. 7, p. 17a.
8 Wisconsin Wagon Co. 1981 photo of Campbell Oil Co. (Spur Gas and Five Point Grocery). Caption says that it's the former site of the other half of the Janesville Coaster Wagon Factory. Gruver photos, vol. 7, p. 17b.
9 Wisconsin Wagon Co. Coaster wagon returns (photo of owners, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hough and Arthur Moore with a coaster wagon) 07 Jul 1979, p. 2
10 Wisconsin Wagon Co. "Janesville American Classic" (includes photos of the various products) 2-page photocopy of a printed flyer put out by Wisconsin Wagon Co., n.d. (1986?); also two of the original flyers on glossy paper (pamphlet)

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