Tennessee State Fair Grounds, Nashville, Tenn.. circa 1916
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A postcard of the Tennessee State Fairgrounds showing the Woman's Building, the grandstand and the track. Located just one mile south of downtown Nashville, the fairgrounds opened in 1891 as Cumberland Park. The park was built as a harness racing track with a grandstand that seated 7,000 people. In 1904 the harness racing track hosted its first automobile race. In 1906 the first Tennessee State Fair was held. Over the years, the fairgrounds have been host to nighttime airplane rides, a swimming pool, an amusement park, and stock car races, among other things. In 1965 a fire at the fairgrounds destroyed several buildings (including the Women's Building pictured here), the grandstands and numerous restaurants. Today the fairgrounds are used for various conferences, expos, and trade shows, along with the annual Tennessee State Fair. Forms part of the Nashville Room Postcard Collection. 1 postcard : col. ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
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- Tennessee State Fairgrounds (Nashville, Tenn.)
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Racetracks (Automobile racing)--Tennessee--Nashville
Sports & recreation facilities--Tennessee--Nashville
Nashville (Tenn.)--Buildings, structures, etc
Nashville, Tenn.--Social life and customs
Nashville (Tenn.)--Recreational activities
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- Tennessee State Fair Grounds, Nashville, Tenn.. circa 1916. 1916~. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://nashville.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/nr/id/759. (Accessed February 22, 2020.)
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- (1916~) Tennessee State Fair Grounds, Nashville, Tenn.. circa 1916. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://nashville.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/nr/id/759
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