75 Years Ago - Eileen's Diary - Aug 28, 1938
From March 1 thru April 29, I posted every day, to cover the marriage and the early married life of Pete and Eileen (Kinnick) Smith, but decided to 'take a breather.' Posts will be added, from time to time, as items of particular interest appear.
State Fair Time
Here is the daily entry for Sunday, Aug 28:
Up at about 8:30. Ate breakfast, cleaned up and went down to the grounds. Through the exposition building, and agriculture building. Ate lunch at a stand. Went & cleaned up and went to the grand stand. Keenest auto races. Emory Collin's won. Really a crowd. Left the grounds about 6:30. Went down town to Orpheum. Saw "Alexander's Ragtime Band." Really grand. Ate supper at Barr's & came home. Orville, Elmer, Arnold & Don passed up on the way. Talked to them at Guthrie.
My comments: I'd like to see the road maps of the highway route they would have taken at the time.
They seemed to enjoy the auto races in the afternoon, but still hard to beat a movie!!
A couple of readers of early State Fair Posts have mentioned the weather. Here were the readings for Harlan, in western Iowa, for August 1938... they would be pretty close... There weren't any for Des Moines. Note that there had been a 100 day on August 23. But, for the days they were at the fair, the high-low was:
Aug 26 - 82 - 59
Aug 27 - 77 - 58 Trace of rain during the day
Aug 28 - 86 - 60
Aug 29 - 89 - 60
Families are Forever! ;-)