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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...

2009-08-06 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- What do Sky Gliders, a Giant Green and Yellow Slide and Cream Puffs have in common? They're all some of the favorite traditions of the Wisconsin State Fair. AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), joins the fun and excitement of the 2009 Wisconsin State Fair as a new sponsor for the event. The Fair kicks off today and goes through August 16. "AirTran Airways is pleased to be able to help bring fun and great food...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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