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Black and white photograph of the Ottawa Co Fair grounds. The amusement and race track are visible. Below the photo is typed "1959-grounds and midway of first Fair". This photograph is in a scrapbook for the first Ottawa Co Fair in 1959.
The Ottawa County Fair was begun in 1959 by Cliff Steketee and others who felt there was a need for ‘something to do’ during the summer. Property was leased on Ottawa Beach Road, the overgrowth was cleared from around the pre-existing track and buildings, and the first fair was held during the last week of July, 1959.