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Fort Plain Street Fair once tradition

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From 1898 to 1924, the Fort Plain Street Fair was a big event each September. County historian Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar recalls: “They had high divers, concerts, rides, baseball games, and store vendors would set up booths on the streets. They had thousands of people coming.” The event was not held during World War I. Farquhar’s book, “Montgomery County,” contains a picture showing her great-great-grandparents, Henry and Angelina (Smith) Baum, at the Fort Plain Street Fair ...


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