by Paula Bosse
Many of us are missing the State Fair of Texas, canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last time the fair was canceled was during World War II. Here is an ad from 1945, assuring everyone that the State Fair would be back in 1946.
Dallas Texas Victory Fair in ’46
Since the day we turned the entire facilities of our grounds and buildings into a base for military operations, officials and management of the STATE FAIR OF TEXAS have been dreaming and planning for the time when more than a million people would again throng the nation’s greatest annual exposition. Now those long-made plans are becoming realities that will focus the eyes of North and South America on Texas in 1946!
Sources & Notes
Ad found on eBay (originally published in the “Billboard Cavalcade of Fairs,” Dec. 1, 1945).
More Flashback Dallas posts on the State Fair of Texas can be found here.
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