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|Value of farm (320 acres) and improvements||$10,000 00|
|Value of mules, horses, cattle, bogs, etc||2,184 00|
|Value of grain on hand||455 00|
|Value of farm implements, etc||500 00|
|Value of household effects, beds and bedding, including pantry stores, furniture, etc||789 70|
Adjourned to meet to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.
COUNTY FAIR GROUND.
The County Fair Ground is situated on the west half of the northwest quarter of section 5, township 83, range 22, containing twenty-four acres. It was located on May 7, 1869, for the purpose of a permanent fair ground. There are all the improvements on it now necessary for comfort and convenience. The halls for exhibiting goods, wares, flowers, drafts, fruits, machinery, everything for exhibition, are suitably arranged for the purposes intended. Stabling and water for horses, cattle, hogs, etc., etc., are bountifully supplied. The track (race track?) is kept in fair condition. The amphitheatre and judges stand are in place, By the report of the Secretary of the Agricultural Society for 1885 we find the following:
STATEMENT NO. 7ACCOUNT OF FAIR.
The fair was held at Nevada, September 15th to the 18th inclusive. * * * The show of horses and public school exhibit were particularly attractive. The attendance was good but would have been better had it not rained the night of the second and the morning of the third day. The grounds are in good condition, new improvements made each year and the society prospering. It. could be improved, however, if a more general interest was taken, and meetings of the society better attended and suggestions freely made.
|Paid in premiums||922 75|
|Paid for improvements||125 00|
|Value of grounds||2,700 00|
Number members, 240.
And finally, our agricultural society as an index of progress and a stimulator to still better achievements in all rural and related pursuits, should not be overlooked. The society was organized in may, 1869, without a dollar of property; now the society has twenty-four acres of well fenced fair grounds, two large and convenient halls, a good amphitheater, over a hundred stalls and pens and an excellent half mile track. In view of the fact that this