Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Minnesota State Fair
The Minnesota State Fair ended last night. . .really the official "end of the summer" for most school-age kids. Although I still have a few more Fair photos to post, I particularly like this large poster/billboard at one of the entrances. I like it because it depicts many important objects and scenes of Minnesota.
From left to right:
1. A Walleye--symbol of the state
M. The state flower: pink and white lady slipper
I . Paul Bunyon, legendary folklore figure, born in Bemidji
N. Up North Scenes including Babe, the Blue Ox who is Paul Bunyon's companion, and the Witch Tree
N. The state capitol building, a wolf, and Cantebury Race Track
E. Lake Superior lighthouse, Split Rock, and the Common Loon, state bird
S. Red Shoes of Judy Garland, harmonica and guitar for Dylan
O. Spoon and Cherry Sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and John Gehry's Weisman Museum at the University of Minnesota campus
T. The Lift Bridge in Duluth, shipping vessel and wheat representing one of the major crops and the milling industry
A. Steamboat on the Mississippi, Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, Land of 10,000 lakes.
I intend to go back to the Fairgrounds in a few days after all the vendors have left the scene to check it out again to see if I missed anything.