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By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Horse Racing Nothing New Here

But Its Kimball County Fair Heyday Unfolded Long, Long Ago


August 26, 2021

Daria Anderson-Faden

Horse racing was part of the deal during the 1930 Kimball County Fair, as this Observer ad from that year shows.

In many cases, history does repeat itself. Could horse racing make a repeat appearance in Kimball County as proposed at the recent joint meting of the City Council and county commissioners?

Few people are still alive who would remember the Kimball County Fair hosted horse racing, along with many other types of racing.

Almost a century ago, horse racing existed in Kimball but only for the week of the Kimball County Fair. According to a 1930 Observer advertisement, it was only for "Kimball County Horses". In addition to horse racing at the 1930 fair, motorcycle racing also topped the list of...

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