- Girard, KS
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Fairgrounds
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
“The Crawford County Fairground property currently includes the WPA grandstand and four agricultural buildings plus a series of other animal shelters and associated structures, compactly arranged in neat rows at the center of the property. A dirt road enters the fairgrounds from the north and south…
This property was part of Raymond Park, donated to the City of Girard by Mary Winston Raymond. Crawford County constructed a completely new fairgrounds using $32,000 in WPA funds. The facility includes a series of wooden buildings and clerestory barns situated close to a race track. A large grandstand lines the west side of the track. The site included a dining hall, 4H building, floral hall, merchant building and multiple livestock barns.”
Site originally submitted by The Living New Deal on March 3, 2013.
Additional contributions by Susan Thom.
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