Platte County Fair
July 23, 2010
It’s time again for the Platte County Fair! What an exciting time for adults and children alike. The 147th Annual Platte County Fair opened on July 21st and will run through July 24th. It takes place at the fairground in Platte City (exit 18 or 20), off Interstate 29. There are lots of fun events planned including the following: demolition derby, mud-a-thon, huge carnival, fiddle and talent shows, a melodrama and nightly musical entertainment. Come visit us at Mid-Continent Public Libraries, use our computers. and check out plattecountyfair.com for a complete schedule of events. Have fun at the fair!
Did you know that we also have a book at the Camden Point branch entitled Platte County Centennial Fair Souvenir Book. This was the official souvenir book from the 100th Annual Platte County Fair, held in July 1963. Read about the history of the fair and look at some great photos. This reference book also contains a history of each town - page 53 covers the history of Camden Point. One interesting event which occurred in Camden Point on July 13, 1864, was a civil war battle. Six confederate soldiers were killed in a sneak attack by the enemy. On October 7, 1864, the bodies of these six were reinterred from the battle site to the Pleasant Grove cemetery north of Camden Point. On November 1, 1871 a memorial was erected in this cemetery. After the killing of these soldiers, about 20 houses and several businesses were burned. In addition to reading about this in the Platte County Centennial Fair Souvenir book, you can find more detailed information in the books entitled, “History of Clay and Platte Counties, Missouri (1885), the Annals of Platte County, Missouri by W. M. Paxton, and Gone and Forgotten, Pleasant Grove Cemetery and Church by Lu Durham and Irma Miller.
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