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A Holland Sentinel article about the Ottawa Co Fair grounds grounds opening. The article is about the opening of the Ottawa Co Fair in 1959. It shows Al Looman and Cliff Steketee. This article is in a scrapbook for the first Ottawa Co Fair of 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.