These 1940s Photos Of Vermont’s World’s Fair Are Absolutely Fascinating
Vermont’s World’s Fair got its start in Tunbridge in 1867. At that very first fair, Vermont’s former Lieutenant Governor Burnham Martin called the event a “little World’s Fair” and the name has been used ever since. The annual event has been running continuously except in 1918 when it was called off due to the great flu epidemic and during the years of WWII.
Over the years, the fair has changed a great deal, but some events still hold tried and true like the horse pulling contest, antique displays, and live entertainers. Let’s take a look back at what the Vermont World’s Fair looked like in the early 1940s.
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Aren’t these vintage photos of Vermont’s World’s Fair a blast from the past? Have you ever been to the fair? Share your stories in the comments section below.