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L.A. County Fair

L.A. County Fair Events Button Museum
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L.A. COUNTY FAIR POMONA, CALIF.
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Multi-color illustration of a well-dressed pig waving and holding a box with black text. Edge has yellow lines highlighting the image on a white background.

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Great vintage designed template button for the Los Angeles County Fair.

 

"The Los Angeles County Fair began on Oct. 17, 1922 and ran through the 21st. Admission was 50 cents, and 49,461 people attended. The Fair adopted Thummer the pig as its official mascot in 1948. Originally the pig's name was Porky, but a 1950s cartoon character claimed rights to the name. A contest was held to name the pig, and Thummer was born. The name was appropriate because with one outstretched hoof, the pig appeared to be hitch-hiking his way to the Fair."

 

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Hernandez, R., & Galerne-Smith, L. (n.d.). Celebrating 90 Years of Fun. L.A. County Fair. Retrieved January 21, 2013, from www.lacountyfair.com/2012/newsroom/documents/90thanniversaryfactsheet.pdf

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EV0003
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