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Montgomery County Colored Fair Association (Kentucky)

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The first annual Colored Fair in Montgomery County was held at the Mt. Sterling Fair Grounds by the Montgomery County Colored Fair Association, September 22-25, 1909. The event began with a street parade Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m., and ended the following Saturday. Music at the fair was provided by the First Regiment K. P. Band from Charleston, WV. See "Colored Fair," Mount Sterling Advocate, 09/15/1909, p.6. For more about the history of the fair see "The Montgomery County Negro Fair Association was first organized in 1909" on pp.15-16 in Montgomery County Kentucky Bicentennial, 1774-1974 by S. A. Harris; and the James E. Magown archival file at the Montgomery County Historical Society and Museum.


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NKAA Source: The Mt. Sterling advocate (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Montgomery County, Kentucky bicentennial, 1774-1974
NKAA Source: James E. Magowan archival file

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