HISTORY
Tug of War was once a common sport at county fairs.
The original front gate of the Putnam County Fairgrounds in
Ottawa, circa 1846.
Going to the fair was a big deal in the 1800s for people and
horses.
A sample of early fair advertising (1893), this character was seen
at the Putnam County Fair just last year.
A new gate was dedicated in June, 2009
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