Bill Lindstrom | For The VidetteGeorge Madden was among the many entertainers on stage at the fair. Madden, who lives at Frisken Wye, west of Matlock, bills himself as “the world’s greatest unknown guitar player. He played great country oldies, especially Willie Nelson.
Bill Lindstrom | For The Vidette A John Deere tractor pulls children in carts.
Bill Lindstrom | For The Vidette This dunk tank was a popular attraction. A respite from the heat.
Bill Lindstrom | For The Vidette Periodic blasts of the whistle punk told visitors the steam donkey was operating. A donkey was a steam-powered winch used in logging operations in the 1920s and ’30s.
Officials estimated about 5,000 people were there in the 88-degree temps on Saturday. About one-third of that on Sunday.