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The Summer Fairs Are On! – for Jul. 29, 2010

Rivers Agriculture Society celebrated its 100th anniversary with the local Agriculture Fair on July 6 and 7. History compiled by Dianne Kowalchuk tells that over 2,500 people attended the first fair in 1910.

In 1916 a vicious June storm hit and destroyed booths and a stable was demolished and two weeks later another storm smashed the exhibition ground building.

– Joan Airey writes from Rivers, Manitoba

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