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About this Collection

The images in this collection are taken from the Library's holdings of Sonoma County Fair  materials, as well as from the Fair's own archives. The Sonoma County Fair 75th Anniversary logo -- 2011

images, videos and other materials chronicle the Sonoma County Fair from the earliest days through the present. Founded in 1936, the Fair marked its 75th anniversary in 2011 with special events, attractions and the Hall of History Fair Museum curated by Sonoma County Library's Katherine Rinehart. The Library is in the process of digitizing hundreds of photographs from Fair's archives and will be adding these materials to the collection. The images currently available have been drawn from the Library's collections.

Other Fair History Resources

The Sonoma County Library holds additional materials from the Sonoma County Fair including pamphlets, programs, advertisements and other ephemera in the History & Genealogy Library. Current and recent programs and exhibitors books are available from most of the Library's branches. Of particular interest may be the History of the SonomaCounty Fair produced for its 75th anniversary.

Maps and Streetview

Most of the images in this collection have a general Sonoma County Fairgrounds location and have not yet been geocoded more exactly. For other locations, the Google maps and Streetview images displayed below many of the collection's images are based on the best information available in the records. In some cases, that information may be incorrect or Google was unable to interpret the address correctly (more than a few street names have changed over time and lots may have been renumbered). If you find an incorrect location for a particular image, we welcome corrections! Please use the comment feature at the bottom of the page and provide more accurate information if you have it. We verify the corrections and update our information.

Maps and Streetview

The Google maps and Streetview images displayed below many of the Collection's images are based on the best information available in the records. In some cases, that information may be incorrect or Google was unable to interpret the address correctly (more than a few street names have changed over time and lots may have been renumbered). If you find an incorrect location for a particular image, we welcome corrections! Please use the comment feature at the bottom of the page and provide more accurate information if you have it. We verify the corrections and update our information.

Unknown Locations and Subjects

We also welcome information on unidentified locations and people in our collections -- unfortunately, we have many such images . If you know something more, leave a comment on this site or at our Flickr collection of unidentified images .

Other Questions, Comments and Donations

We welcome your questions about materials in these collections and offers of donations of photographs or other materials related to Sonoma County history and life. For local history, contact  Katherine Rinehart at the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library; for wine-related materials, please contact Megan Jones at the Sonoma County Wine Library.

Website questions may be directed to Geoffrey Skinner.

Use of the Images or Other Media on this Site

The Sonoma County Library makes no assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to digitized images and can claim only physical ownership of the image(s) described in this records. However, these images are intended for Personal or Research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions, including but, not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Library.USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Sonoma County Library. Please see additional reproduction and reuse information at http://www.sonomalibrary.org/history/orderphoto.html.

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