This record group contains the records of various agencies and entities regarding their administration of the California State
Fair and Exposition as well as other fairs and expositions in California.
In 1854 the Legislature created the California State Agricultural Society and authorized it to hold an exhibition of livestock,
manufactures and productions (ch. 51). The 1863 Legislature added a Board of Agriculture to administer the affairs of the
Society (ch. 49). The State Agricultural Society was declared to be a State institution in 1880, but it retained its independent
status as a State board (ch. 60).
737 file folders and 900 items
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