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The Resource A great state fair : the Blue Ribbon Foundation and the revival of the Iowa State Fair, William B. Friedricks

A great state fair : the Blue Ribbon Foundation and the revival of the Iowa State Fair, William B. Friedricks

Label
A great state fair : the Blue Ribbon Foundation and the revival of the Iowa State Fair
Title
A great state fair
Title remainder
the Blue Ribbon Foundation and the revival of the Iowa State Fair
Statement of responsibility
William B. Friedricks
Title variation
Blue Ribbon Foundation and the revival of the Iowa State Fair
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For decades, the Iowa State Fair was considered the classic summer exposition; it was what most Americans envisioned when they thought of a state fair. But years of neglect almost destroyed the once grand, turn-of-the-century fairgrounds. After a number of efforts to save the facility failed, the Iowa State Fair Board created the Blue Ribbon Foundation, hoping it could raise millions of dollars needed to restore the grounds. It worked, succeeding beyond the board's wildest dreams. Under the longtime leadership of John Putney and now guided by Peter Cownie, the foundation has raised an amazing $135 million since its creation 25 years ago. Author William Friedricks takes you behind the scenes of the roller coaster ride of ups and downs of the Iowa State Fair's long history, leading up to the Blue Ribbon Foundation and the remarkable renaissance it brought about at the Iowa State Fair Grounds, now bigger and better than ever." -- cover page 4
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IOU
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
S555.I8
LC item number
.F75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A great state fair : the Blue Ribbon Foundation and the revival of the Iowa State Fair, William B. Friedricks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude to a permanent fairgrounds -- Something worth saving -- Coming of the Blue Ribbon Foundation -- Shot out of a cannon -- "Our state fair is a great state fair" redux -- Bigger and better
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 178 pages
Isbn
9780996521345
Lccn
2017909576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn995175699
  • (OCoLC)995175699
Label
A great state fair : the Blue Ribbon Foundation and the revival of the Iowa State Fair, William B. Friedricks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude to a permanent fairgrounds -- Something worth saving -- Coming of the Blue Ribbon Foundation -- Shot out of a cannon -- "Our state fair is a great state fair" redux -- Bigger and better
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 178 pages
Isbn
9780996521345
Lccn
2017909576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn995175699
  • (OCoLC)995175699

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