Sessional Papers - Legislature of the Province of Ontario Volume 6

Sessional Papers - Legislature of the Province of Ontario Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...a good cne for us. It has proved to be the right thing to draw the fellow who does not exhibit to raise money to pay the one who does exhibit. The Farmer And The Fair. Our experience is that those who make the exhibits in the agricultural department are not the ones who provide the funds for running the fair. They will give a dollar for membership fee. This, in our case, entitles the holder to free admission for member and wife, or any other member of the family; it permits him to bring his horse and team into the ground, and to make as many entries as he wishes. The member can go in all through the three days of the show, for either day or night performance. We are as liberal in other matters as we are in that of admission. We provide free food for the stock, and employ a man to keep the stalls and alley-ways clean. All this is given for one dollar, and the man who pays that dollar may draw from ten to twenty-five dollars in prizes. In order to make up these prizes we must get the 25c. admission fee, and we get the bulk of our admission fees from those who do not care a rap for the agricultural side of the question. Conclusions Re Attractions. To Bum it all up, the introduction of special attractions in connection with our fair has more than doubled the gate and grand stand receipts, and nearly trebled the membership fee, within three years. It gave us money to plant tree, build roads and walks, erect fountains, build artificial lakeB, and make the grounds the finest country grounds in Canada. We have added to our general prize list, and more than doubled our premiums on all live stock. We own our electric light plant, and have one of the best half mile tracks in Canada. I cannot say what it will do for others, but the above are the facts...show more

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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638565
  • 9781236638564