WAIT FOR THE CENTRAL WISCONSIN FAIR
TO BE HELD AT WATERTOWN, WIS., MONDAY
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY
AND FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 25, 26, 27 AND 28
SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS EACH DAY, COMPETITION OPEN TO ALL FINE DISPLAY
OF LIVE STOCK. EXCITING RACES EACH DAY OF THE FAIR
Watertown Gazette, 09 14 1888
The premium list is full and complete, embracing articles of household and mechanical manufacture as well as agricultural products and implements, live stock, poultry, fine arts, etc. A first-class exhibition is guaranteed. Special attractions for each day of the fair. On Thursday, Sept. 27th, a grand parachute descent will be made from a balloon one mile in the air by the world’s greatest aeronauts, William & Young, of Cincinnati, Ohio. This is the most marvelous and daring feat ever performed by any human being. Just think of it! From the dizzy height of one mile a man will leap from a balloon and go rushing down through space at the velocity of a railroad train, depending on the atmospheric resistance to his big umbrella to keep him from being dashed to pieces. Don’t fail to see this supreme and startling wonder of the world. The sight of a lifetime. Worth coming 1000 miles to see. Rate of one and one-third fare on all railroads during week of the fair. The price of admission is within the reach of all. Adults 25 cents, children 15 cents. Leap for life will occur at 4 o’clock. If the weather is favorable on the occasion of this remarkable performance it is expected that there will be at least 10000 people on the grounds to witness it. Never before has such an exciting event ever taken place in the northwest and Watertown will have the honor of being the first city in this state to secure such an attraction. Don’t fail to be on hand to witness it, you may never have another opportunity to see so exciting an event.
Watertown Republican, 03 13 1895
The old grounds of the Wisconsin Central Fair Association, containing twenty-two acres, on the southwestern outskirts of the city, have been sold by Charles Fuermann to Thomas Garity, of the town of Watertown, for $1,800.
History of Watertown, Wisconsin