Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:00 AM
July 27, 1934
The Neshoba County Fair Association has closed a contract for the largest carnival and midway ever to exhibit at the Fair. Lyons "World of Wonder Shows," with 20 major attractions, will furnish amusement, rides and entertainment at the 1934 annual session of the Fair.
July 28, 1944
With three more days to go, Neshoba County is still $58,000 short of its "E" bond quota.
July 29, 1954
For the 64th time the gates of the famous Neshoba County Fair will open on Monday, August 9th to the public. Each year the Fair grows larger with more farm livestock, poultry, farm produce and dairy exhibits.
July 30, 1964
Barry M. Goldwater, Jr., son of the Republican presidential nominee, will speak at the Neshoba County Fair on Thursday, August 13 at 1:50 p.m.
August 1, 1974
Fifteen contestants will be featured in the 1975 "Miss Neshoba County" pageant, to be held Monday night, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. This year's winner will be crowned by Miss Krystal Madison, the current "Miss Neshoba County."
The Neshoba County Fair is again ready to host the thousands that will crowd the grounds each day for another enactment of the 83rd annual famous event.
August 1, 1984
Eight full days of activities are on schedule for the 95th Neshoba County Fair which begins Friday, Aug. 3 and continues through Friday, Aug. 10. The Magnolia State Shows will open daily on the midway.
The fifth annual Heart-O-Dixie Triathlon will get underway with a 1/2 mile swim at Lake Tiak-O'Khata near Louisville at 7 a.m. Saturday.
July 28, 2004
In an era when radio and television weren't pervasive in American culture, folks gathered around a piano and made their own music-and they still do at The Neshoba County Fair.
A $1 millions grant was presented to the Philadelphia Public School District Tuesday to improve the quality of American history instruction through further education of its teachers.