||Suffrage and Temperance Movement
||Fairgrounds built at location
where the Tumwater's Safeway now sits.
||Alexander Graham Bell invents the
||The Fair's first Premium Book is
printed in the local newspaper.
||Pasteur develops rabies vaccine.
||No Fair is held.
||Henry Ford built the first car.
||No Fair is held.
||Spanish American War
||No Fair is held.
||President McKinley was assassinated.
||Fair Board continues to meet but
no Fair is held.
||Titanic sinks in the Atlantic
Ocean on the way to New York from England.
||4-H formed in Washington.
||World War I the big news.
||A County Fair is held in 1913 at
the site of today's Lacey Post Office.
||Rudolph Valentino, a popular
silent screen movie star, died.
||First official County Fair held
in 13 years. The elementary school in Tenino is the Fairgrounds
||Lindbergh flies solo across the
||Fair is held in Tenino. The
closing ceremony is a wedding, and the couple is given a $125 check from
the county commisioner.
||World War II begins.
||Harvest Festival replaces the
Fair. It is held at American Legion Hall, and various granges and schools in the Thurston County Fair.
||Pearl Harbor bombed; United
States enters WWII.
||Lacey School is the site for the
Harvest Festival this year, on August 26th and 27th.
||Berlin Blockade begins.
||Fair is difficult to hold during
the war, but 4-H continues to compete at 4-H camp.
||Josef Stalin dies.
||There was no admission fee to the
Fair, and approximately 7,000 people attended.
||Elvis tops the charts with Love
Me Tender, Hound Dog, and Heartbreak Hotel.
||The Fair was held at the South
Bay Grange with 350 4-H exhibitors.
||President Kennedy assassinated in
||The concrete restroom building
opened on the Fairgrounds.
||Martin Luther King, Jr.
||Pony cart in
parade with Viola Woods riding and Albert McMongile driving to publicize
||Apollo 11 lands on the moon.
||Dairy Barn built, which is now
the Benoschek Building.
||Summer Olympics in Munich - 11
Israeli athletes killed
||Carnival consisted of 5 rides, 3
kiddie rides, and 8 concessions.
||North and South Vietnam reunited.
||The play 1776 was
performed twice during the Fair.
||60 US hostages taken in the US
Embassy in Iran.
||A Park and Ride program from the
South Sound Center to the Fair was established through IT.
||Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over
||The Apple Pie contest was
introduced this year at the Fair.
||Tiananmen Square massacre; Berlin
Wall comes down in Germany.
||The Berry Pie contest debuted.
||The Internet is chartered and
1,000,000 computers sign on.
||The Horticulture Building is
||Michael Jordan retires from NBA
||Built new grandstands for the
Horse Arena. The Kingsmen and Merilee Rush were headlining the
Schultz, write of the "Peanuts" comic strip, died. Lance
Armstrong won his 2nd Tour de France.
Fair was, at long last, hooked up to a sewer system. The Antique
Division was added to the premium book after a lapse of several years.
Nisqually Earthquake shook the Puget Sound area on Ash Wednesday.
September 11th, terrorists attack New York and Washington D.C.
landscaping and additional camping spaces were completed before Fair
Week. The 1st Fair Week shuttle service was started to encourage
off-site parking. It ran from Woodland Elementary to the Fair
grounds. Several Native American Tribes made their debut at the
Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
grand opening of the Thurston Expo Center. Fly Tying Division was
added in Hobbies and Crafts. 120 animals were in the Market Animal
Hepburn, Gregory Peck, MR. Rogers, Bob Hope, and Johnny Cash died.
The war in Iraq starts.
Pets was a new category in the 4-H building. There was an exhibit of
exotic frogs and toads in the Hobbies and Crafts Division. A
homemade dog biscuit contest was held.