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Horse racing, Carlton County Fair go hand in hand

Published 08/12/2011, Pine Journal

There has been horse racing at the Carlton County Fair since 1892. The first Carlton County Fair was held in 1891 in a store building in Carlton. The next year, Barnum supporters won the debate and the venue moved to a 29-acre tract of land from Northern Pacific Railroad. Since that time, every other county fair in Minnesota that has offered horse racing has dropped it.

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