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Delta County Fair, Colorado, October, 1940.
Delta County Fair)

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美国的州和郡展览会根源于古代。最早的展览会,如西班牙征服者在现今的墨西哥市所举办的伟大阿芝特克人 (Aztec) 市集,即是用来解决分配的问题。 在历史上,展览会都是位在主要的贸易路径上,它们给予人们炫耀技术和手艺的机会,并进而完成买卖及交易的目的。在人们没有机会旅行的日子里,展览会也提供了一个参观不同领域并与他人社交的机会。今日的州际展览会内有什么呢?

American state and county fairs have their roots in ancient times. The earliest fairs, such as the great Aztec market that Spanish conquistadors found on the present-day site of Mexico City, were created to solve problems of distribution. Historically, fairs were located on major trade routes and gave people the chance to show off their skills and crafts, and sell or trade their goods. In the days when people did not travel much, fairs were also an opportunity to see different areas and socialize with others. What goes on at state fairs today?
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