|A Year of Indiana History - 2016|
With encouragement from the tenth Indiana Governor Joseph A. Wright, the Indiana General Assembly passed an act that the state government hoped would encourage the growth of agriculture in the state. The legislation created the Indiana State Board of Agriculture. One of the first acts of the new Board of Agriculture was to follow the lead of six other states and organize a State Fair to promote farmers and their products. Because they felt they did not have enough time to hold a State Fair that same year, they slated the first State Fair for October 1852.
A Year of Indiana History - 2016
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