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2009-08-06 18:06:43

Organizers of the Wisconsin State Fair said memorabilia from the event's history, including an 1859 visit by Abraham Lincoln, is on display at the fair. Jerry Zimmerman, 81, who has been accumulating programs, badges, fliers, pennants and postcards dating as far back as the fair's first year in 1851, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the display opened with the fair Thursday in the event's horticulture building at the fairgrounds in West Allis. I find it fascinating, Zimmerman said. The...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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