Located corner of Greenfield and S84th st Milwaukee Wisconsin Coordinates Lat N 43:01':08.71 Lon W 88:00':51.43"  

In 1892, this site became the permanent home
of the Wisconsin State Fair after its purchase
a year earlier by the State Agricultural Society.
Until then, the Fair had moved annually since
the first one In Janesville in 1851.
Over the years, State Fair Park has not only
showcased agriculture but also military, recre-
ational and cultural activities. The Park housed
troops and equipment for the Spanish -American
War and for World Wars I and II. It has featured
auto races since 1903, Green Bay Packer foot°
ball games from 1934 to the 1950s, and world-class
speedskating at its Olympic ~ sized rink since
1966. Cultural phenomena demonstrated at past
Fairs included cooking with gas (1859), airplane
flight (1911) and television (1932).
The State Fair Park Board, created in 1971,
became an independent state agency in 1990.
State Fair Park attracts two million visitors
to hundreds of events throughout the year,
including the Fair, the state's oldest and largest
annual event.
Erected 1993



The marker is affixed to the North entrance of the Wisconsin Exposition Center





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