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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

County Fair Records

1919-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Until the 1990s, the county fair was held in Halfway, Oregon, and the 4-H Fair was held in Baker City. Both fairs have been referred to as the "county fair."

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
Baker County Fair Annual Reports, 1934-1964 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Back Room:
Miscellaneous Filing [Report of Baker County Fair Association], 1919 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Fair Office:
Baker County Fair Board Minutes, 1988-present (1.50 cu.ft.);
Fair Archives [Baker County Fair Premium Books], 1960-1963 (4 volumes); 1970 (1 volume); 1972 (1 volume); 1974-1975 (2 volumes); 1979 (1 volume); 1981 (1 volume); 1983-1986 (4 volumes); 1991-1995 (5 volumes); 1997-2004 (8 volumes); 2006-present (4 volumes).

Records at the Baker Heritage Museum:
Baker County Fair Premium List, 1948 (1 volume).

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