The Lost Trotting Parks Storyboard Archives

The Lost Trotting Parks Storyboard Archives

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Agricultural Societies of Somerset County -- 1857

Farmers, businessmen, and families formed the early agricultural societies. The societies provided a forum for educating the farmer in regarding to effective agricultural practices and in best practices for the breeding of horses, cattle, and other livestock. The societies purchased land for a fairground. Often trotting tracks were built as part of the fairgrounds. Fourteen acres were required to built a half mile track with buildings.

Bingham's Lost Trotting Park was located across the
Kennebec River in Concord Township.

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