1917 COMMUNITY FAIR DAY

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 15: CELEBRATIONS: ANNUAL AND SPECIAL EVENTS

1917 COMMUNITY FAIR DAY 


TAGS: 1917 Community Fair Day ; Farmer’s Meetings ; farmers ; Community Fair Days ; fairs ; Fair Day ; Harlan County, KY ; foodways ; iron kettles ; awards ; prizes ; garden products ; poultry ; livestock ; cooking ; canned goods ; vegetables ; jams ; jellies ; home products ; flowers ; games ; Delia Creech ; Henry Creech ; Marguerite Butler ; hand sewing ; darning ; gourds ; blackberries ; corn bread ; honey ; soda biscuits ; counterpanes ; spun yarn ; split baskets ; willow baskets ; woolen knits ; butter ; cabbage ; watermelons ; musk melons ; onions ; sweet corn ; apples ; chickens ; colts ; horses ; cows ; sheep ; sweet potatoes ; aprons ; quilts ;


This first Fair Day at Pine Mountain held on September 29th in 1917, was a shared effort between Pine Mountain and the county of Harlan. It centered on talks given by specialists in the field of agriculture requested by Katherine Pettit. There is evidence that it was modeled on the fairs held at Hindman and also at many county seats throughout Kentucky in the first several decades of the twentieth-century.

The correspondence of Katherine Pettit with prospective speakers shows the commitment Pettit had for the development of a strong agricultural program at Pine Mountain. She was fortunate in the many contacts she had in Kentucky who shared her common interest in developing sustainable agriculture in the eastern part of the state.


GALLERY: 1917 Community Fair Day

CONTENTS: 1917 Community Fair Day

  1.  List of Premiums for the County Fair, Pine Mountain Settlement School.
  2.  October 2, 1917. Katheryn Pettit to the Editor, Harlan Enterprise (newspaper), Harlan, Kentucky. Pettit encloses a write-up of the County Fair held on the School grounds, September 29th and invites publication. She relates that “The day was a most successful one in every way, and all who attended the Fair spoke not only of the enjoyment of the day but of the interest they felt in the undertaking,”
  3.  October 2, 1917. Text of the write-up of the first Fair at Pine Mountain Settlement School sent to the Harlan Enterprise.
  4.  PAGE 2 OF FULL-TEXT WRITE UP FOR HARLAN ENTERPRISE.
  5.  PAGE 3 OF FULL-TEXT WRITE UP FOR HARLAN ENTERPRISE.
  6.  PAGE 4 OF FULL-TEXT WRITE UP FOR HARLAN ENTERPRISE.
  7. October 2 [?], 1917. Newspaper article about the September 29th County Fair Day [from Pettit copy] appearing in the Harlan Enterprise.

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    COMMUNITY. WHAT IS COMMUNITY

    COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS

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