Wisconsin author and historian Jerry Apps has recently signed a contract with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press to write a book on the history of Wisconsin state, county and district fairs. He’s looking for stories and photos – from former 4-H, FFA and open-class exhibitors, as well as fair judges, fair secretaries and anyone else connected to a Wisconsin fair.
He would like stories and photos from carnival companies and their workers, fair-maintenance people, professional grandstand performers. He’s like stories about horse-pulling contests, horse races and tractor-pulling contests. In other words, wanted are any stories or photos related to a Wisconsin fair. If possible he would like digital photos, but regular photos would be okay as well.