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Grandstands were full to watch horses race at fair in 1904

Posted 22 July 2014 at 12:00 am

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.