Grandstands were full to watch horses race at fair in 1904
By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian
ALBION – In this picture from 1904 we see the race track, two grandstands full of people and the judges’ stand.
The photo is entitled: “Ready for the Trot at the County Fair.”
At the time horse racing was Americans’ favorite sport. The fairgrounds was located off West State Street in Albion with numerous buildings including stables and a very fine race track.