Todd County Fairgrounds grandstand – Long Prairie MN

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The Todd County Fairgrounds Grandstand was constructed in 1940. It was the largest Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in the county. The workers began pouring concrete in the spring. The grandstand was a labor-intensive effort. The size of the work crew was doubled in May 1940 to ensure a portion of the grandstand would be done in time for the August fair. The workers spent hours and hours in hard, hand labor. The workers poured cement for six steps at a time, working from dawn to late evening. The interior of the grandstand was designed for use as a dormitory and display room. During the spring of 1940 another grant was received to add a second section to the grandstand, which doubled the capacity of the old grandstand.

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Todd County Historical Society.

WPA plaque.

Project originally submitted by Jeff Lucas on May 17, 2020.

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Location Info


411 9TH ST NE
Long Prairie, Minnesota 56347

Coordinates: 45.9801301, -94.8502839

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