Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wheeler County Records Inventory

County Fair Records


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.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Fair Premium Lists [includes premium lists from other counties in Oregon], 1934-1940 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wheeler County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
Annual Wheeler County Fair and Rodeo [Guide-title varies], 2003-present (12 volumes);
Fair Books [Premium Book Wheeler County Fair, 4-H & Rodeo], 1953 (1 volume); 1955 (1 volume); 1958 (1 volume); 1965 (1 volume); 1969 (1 volume); 1971-1981 (11 volumes); 1983 (1 volume);
Wheeler County Fair Board [Minutes-includes related records], 2009-present (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Fossil Museum:
Annual Wheeler County Fair and Rodeo [Guide-title varies], 1991 (1 volume); 2004 (1 volume); 2005 (1 volume);
Premium Book Wheeler County Fair, 4-H & Rodeo, 1982 (1 volume); 1983 (1 volume).


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