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Across The Fence: County Fair
August 21, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   

A folk art painting representational of the county fairs of old, by artist Betsy Ross Koller.

The sultry month of August brings the last hurrah of summer. The wheat harvest is nearly finished and the combine crews are heading back home. The third cutting of alfalfa is stacked in the barn and the sweet smell of fresh cut hay will linger well into December. The threat of hail is almost passed and hot west winds compete with that day in July when it was hotter than the fourth. Six-foot-tall stalks of corn wave topknot tassels while threads o...

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