We found this beautiful photo in our archives the other day and thought we would share with you! We don’t have an exact date of when this photo was taken but it was definitely before 1935, when the Fairplex Garden Railroad was moved to its current location, which spans the length of several expo halls.
As you can see, our grounds had less fountains, pathways and trees back in the day. We’re certainly glad there is more shaded areas now, especially during hot Fair days!
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Throwback to the 1930s, when the Los Angeles County Fair was just getting its footing at Fairplex! At the time this photo was taken, the Fair was only 10-years-old or so. It’s crazy to think how much things have changed over the years. If you were to take a photo from the same angle, you wouldn’t be able to see Picnic Hill for all the trees and plants that have grown in that area!
Throwback to the L.A. County Fair in 1952! We found this old gem hiding in our photo archives and just had to share. The Clock Tower used to be located on Broadway, where the bull riding and Cal Spas section is today. The Grandstand still looks the same though!
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During the Fair, the Broadway street is characterized by the bustling crowds, sizzling turkey legs and funnel cakes and the SkyRide carrying passengers above the jolly chaos of the Fair. Before the SkyRide was built, we used to have a monorail that would take guests not only across Broadway, but around the entire Fairgrounds. This photo was taken back in the 1960s. Things sure looked different… but the Grandstand still stands strong!
Whether you like it or not, Throwback Thursday is officially a thing. Every week Facebook, Twitter and particularly Instagram take the “tbt” hashtag by storm. We thought we would do a little throwback of our own back to the 1930s at the L.A. County Fair.
As you can see, things were slightly smaller in scale. You can see a crowd forming near the “barn” area at the bottom of the photo and our two Ferris wheels in the back. Check it out: