Date of Award

Fall 2013

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


History Department

First Advisor

Bruce Dorsey


This paper explores the controversial popularity of horse races at Pennsylvania agricultural fairs at the turn of the twentieth century. While the excitement of horse races and the gambling that surrounded them attracted large crowds to fairs, agriculturists were angered by their detraction from agricultural exhibits and moralists mortified by the gambling.

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