Placeography:Featured place/2010-08

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Image of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Falcon Heights, Minnesota
[Minnesota State Fairgrounds]

An important change in the State Fair over the years has been in the attractions offered to fair visitors. The character of early fairs was dominated by agricultural exhibits and competitions, reflecting its original purpose of encouraging farming in the state. While agriculture is still the primary focus, the scope of activities has broadened to include large-scale entertainment features, technological and industrial exhibits and scores of education and government institutions.

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