In honor of the Iowa State Fair opening this week, our collection item is a 1931 Tri County Fair pennant. The Tri County Fair was held in the fall in Story City for several years around 1930. This pennant is part of our Owl Country Club collection. In reading the club minutes from Sept. 25, 1931, a motion was made and carried that the "committee carry on the plans for putting on a stunt at the Tri County Fair."
The club began meeting on February 6, 1919. From the Owl Country Club Constitution and By-laws: "The object of the Owl Country Club was to assist and encourage useful education among young people respecting life on the farm and in the home; to develop the agricultural resources of the community by means of club meetings; to teach by lectures, demonstrations and other means, better methods in general farming, stock raising, dairying, fruit culture and other branches of agricultural industry, including domestic science and home economics; to interest young people in country life; and in general to promote the moral intellectual, social and material welfare of the community."
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