Since its opening in 1867, the Tunbridge World’s Fair has drawn hundreds of thousands of people to its one-of-a-kind event, showcasing the best of regional agriculture and entertainment. The fair, originally intended to determine who owned the fastest horse or best-looking cow, began as an improvised event in farmer Elisha Lougee’s North Tunbridge pasture. It quickly grew into the complex event it is today, with well-developed fairgrounds centered around a half-mile racetrack. During the 1929 fair, the Log Cabin Museum was opened with many local residents reenacting the skills of the early settlers. Over the generations, the fair has matured into the best of its kind in northern New England. Recognized as the Tunbridge town historian, Euclid Farnham has spent his entire there and served as the fair president for 30 years.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.