Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 13, 1972 · Page 68
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August 13, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 68

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!,-»««( The Fair Land Piioto Essay by Leo Chabot "Almost Heaven West Virginia" is not, strictly speaking, a farm state, but where the valleys are wider-- as they are in some counties-- you can find some pastoral gems. And, in the less populated counties, you - · ....... i i v w ictl in oriented the young generation is. Future Farmers and 4-H clubs thrive. Youngsters raise steers, hogs and chickens (rabbits, sheep and horses, tool: they plant and harvest corn, potatoes, strawberries, beans, squash, beets, peppers, onions. All of them do not win a chance to display their produce at the West Virginia State Fair, but many do. And the Fair, which opens next Friday, August 18, at Fairlea. Greenbrier County, is a showcase for rural West Virginia. The horses and livestock on exhibit at Fairlea probably will go on to win national honors, for that is the pattern of the past. The harness races will pit the country's top contenders. The afternoon and evening Grandstand shows will feature stars from television, tne Grand Ole Opry and Hollywood. Booths will abound for eating snacks and "junk," but there will be a cafeteria for those who want some "solid, country cookin'," too. There is far too much to see, too much to do in just one day at the Fair. But, if you can spare only one or possibly two days there, we suggest you consult the list of events on page 4S of Show.Time today. It is being published to help you plan your trip to the Fair Land. 4m CHARLESTON, W.VA, Sunday Gazette-Mail

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