Since the California State Fair opens this weekend in Sacramento, Gerome decided to feature the program from the the 1937 Fair. That year, the Fair ran from September 3-12 and featured performers such as the Vitaphone Four, the Six Candreva Brothers, Yvonne St. Claire, Jiggs, the motion picture monkey, the Four Albee Sisters, Smith’s Diving Ponies, and the Flying Jays. Other attractions included a horse show, band concerts, running races, demonstrations, and fireworks. Did you know that from 1860-1967 the State Fairgrounds were located at Stockton Boulevard and Broadway near the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento? In 1968, the State Fair opened at its current location at the California Exposition.
Gerome hopes that you visit the State Fair!