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Montgomery County Colored Fair Association (Kentucky)

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 History 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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