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Looking Back: Paso Robles will Have Fair This Fall, Says Sutton 

Click here to see the full front page of the Wednesday, January 16, 1946, Paso Robles Journal.

Excerpt from the Paso Robles Journal, Wednesday, January 16, 1946

Site Will Be Acquired at Once and Plans Formed at Meeting of 16th District Board at City Hall Saturday Afternoon

Paso Robles will have a fair this fall, probably in September, according to Herb Sutton, president of the 16th district fair board.

The annual meeting of the board will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the city hall when plans for the coming exhibition will be made and committees named for the coming year.

A tentative site for the fair has been selected pending the closing of options.

Sutton attended the meeting of fair managers at Santa Cruz last week and reports that prospects for, district and county fairs throughout California this year are brighter than ever.

Maintenance of public fund aid for such expositions is based on their stimulus for agriculture and industry to turn out improved products for better living. A. E. Snider, chief of the division of fairs and expositions of the state.

The quality of farm products declined during the war years when they were without the incentive provided by awards, prizes and recognition Julian McPhee, president of California Polytechnic at San Luis Obispo, told the delegates.

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