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BERRY, CM - father of street fair

Source: Waynetown Despatch Saturday, October 26, 1901
C. M. Berry, editor of the Veedersburg News is the father of the street fair system. The idea first originated in his fertile brain, and as a beginner he launched a pumpkin and corn Show, which has enlarged into the big street fairs where thousands of dollars are expanded in making attractions and grand displays of merchandise, fine stock and all kinds of amusement to draw the people.  In fact the street fairs have almost completely wiped out the county fairs. This result is due to Charley Berry, the greatest hustler in the state of Indiana.—Hoosier State, Newport -s
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