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Colorado State Fairgrounds

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  • Horse Riding at the State Fair

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    Horse racing was one of the most popular events at the state fair in the early twentieth century, but rodeo sports eventually became more popular and displaced the races.
    Horse Riding at the State Fair
  • Colorado Mineral Palace

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    In the late 1880s the state fair was held at Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo. In 1890 the State Fair Association sold the site and moved the state fair to a new location west of Lake Minnequa.
    Colorado Mineral Palace
  • State Fair Exhibits

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    The fair added more substantial facilities in the 1920s and 1930s, when it received greatly increased state and federal funding.
    State Fair Exhibits

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