Driving Park and Fair Association
1907 Denison City Directory:
Denison Driving Park and Fair
Association—Room 1, Ford Building. President, J. P. Haven; Vice President,
Eugene Sweeney; Secretary and Treasurer, F. A. Nugles.
Denison Fair Association
Grounds—Sears Street west of City Limits.
Fancy Stock Coming
Early Entries Indicate Size
and Quality of Exhibit.
List of the Denison Driving Park and Fair Association Attracts Widespread
Never in the history of the
Denison Driving Park and Fair Association has its annual premium list attracted
such widespread and favorable attention as during the present season, and the
most successful fair and race meet since the inception of the organization is
assured in October.
Letters of inquiry from well-known
cattle, swine, and poultry breeders are arriving daily from widely separated
sections, and the demand for accommodations is constantly increasing.
Proprietors of the St. Cloud Stock Farm at San Antonio have directed that
thirty-two stalls be reserved for their famous Jersey herd. David Harrell,
owner of the Durham Stock Farm at Liberty Hall, Texas, will enter his
exhibition herd of sixteen Shorthorns, which were awarded eight prizes at the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition. W. S. Ikard of Henrietta will exhibit twenty
Herefords. These and other entires practically assure the largest cattle
exhibit ever held north of Dallas.
Nat Edmondson and John Stewart,
successful swine breeders of Grayson County, were here yesterday from Sherman
and will exhibit several prize winners. A number of Indian Territory breeders
will also require accommodations.
Poultry raisers from point as far
north as Greenville, Ohio, will try for the attractive premiums, and this
exhibit alone will prove the largest in years.
In order to be prepared with
adequate accommodations for exhibitors, work on the stalls, poultry department
and grounds is being pushed to rapid completion. More than 100 coops are being
replaced in the large Exposition hall, the section formerly used for that
purpose being converted into stalls.
Owing to the absence of C. M.
Bryant, who was out of the city on business, the meeting of the Driving Park
directors announced for yesterday afternoon was postponed until some day early
next week, when important matters will be considered. It is practically certain
that a special day will be set apart during the fair for the big demonstration
of organized labor, which was planned for last Monday. A committee from the
Trades Council will confer with the Fair directors tomorrow, and a definite
date will be fixed. The farmers promise to be on hand in large numbers.
[Source: Denison TX Daily Herald, September 7, 1906] "View of Grounds, Denison Driving Park and Fair Association."
M., comp. Industrial Denison. [N.p.]: Means-Moore Co., [ca. 1909]. Page 34.