From Logs to Hogs: The Transition from Logging to Celebrating Sustainable Agriculture in Chippewa Falls
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The Northern Wisconsin State Fair has been in the city of Chippewa Falls since 1896. Logging was a main economic staple until 1911 when the last saw mill shut down. Agriculture became the main way for the people of Chippewa Falls to make a living. This paper examines the history of how the city of Chippewa Falls celebrates Agriculture through the county fair annually. The history of the Northern Wisconsin State Fair has been a long and difficult story due to financial issues, attendance lows, and the ever changing entertainment business. From small venders, to education displays and large musical acts the fair has it all. The Northern Wisconsin State Fair continues to bring in new audiences with tribute bands, and new rides.
Northern Wisconsin State Fair (Chippewa Falls, Wis.)