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A Photo Gallery of the Hemlock Fair

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Pearl and Mabel Blair of Springwater NY at the Hemlock Fair in 1902. Click image to enlarge. This photo courtesy of Lester Mastin.

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Lemon Mastin and Clara Caskey Mastin of Springwater NY at the Hemlock Fair in 1903. Click image to enlarge. This photo courtesy of Lester Mastin.

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Elwin Masin (child) and Lemon Mastin of Springwater NY at the Hemlock Fair in 1906. Click image to enlarge. This photo courtesy of Lester Mastin.

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In 1866, it is told, that a large crowd assembled in front of the Metropolitan Hotel to discuss the possibility of a fair. That was the beginning of what later became known as The Slab City Fair, The Little World’s Fair, and just plain Hemlock Fair. In 1877, a two day fair was held. From then on, it grew into what largely became contests of horse racing until the early 1900’s. This photo shows people who have just departed the train going to the fair grounds circa 1900. Click the image to enlarge.

This photo courtesy of Douglas Morgan.

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The Hemlock Fair circa 1900. Many families came in horse drawn buggies. Here the buggies wait as the fair events continue through the day.

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This photo courtesy of Lore Disalvo.

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The Hemlock Fair in 1903. Many families came in horse drawn buggies. Here the buggies are gathering and the people mingle on the way to the fair grounds.

The Baptist Church can be made out in the distant ground on the right side of the photo.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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This photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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The Hemlock Fair in 1903. Here a group seems to pose for the camera. Perhaps they were leaving as the sun is setting in the west. Photography was fairly new then, it must have taken some time to get the photo. None of the people have been identified.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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This photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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The Lima Citizen’s Band at the Hemlock NY fairgrounds in 1903. The fair attracted a wide variety of entertainment from near and far.

This photo was taken by Mr. McCulloch.

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This photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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Here is a group of people arriving at the Lehigh Valley depot at Hemlock in 1905 to attend the Hemlock Fair. The Lehigh Valley Railroad began providing service to Hemlock in 1893. The building behind the train is the Hemlock Canning Factory.

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Photo courtesy of Douglas Morgan.

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A small group of people and some buggies at the fair grounds of the Hemlock Fair in Hemlock NY in 1905. The view is looking east, toward the village. The Metropolitan Hotel is the tall building in the left distance behind the tent.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A small group of people and some buggies at the fair grounds of the Hemlock Fair in Hemlock NY in 1905. The view is looking north.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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Cattle judging on the race track at the Hemlock NY fairgrounds in 1908.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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Photo from the Hemlock NY fairgrounds from the Rochester Herald on 18 Oct 1908. Dan, the 7 year old ox of Frank B. Allen of Honeoye NY which has been broken to harness. Mr. Allen holds the whip. With him is William Clancy, Superintendent of cattle for the fair.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A crowd listening to Lewis Chanler at the Hemlock NY fairgrounds in 1908. Chanler was running for the Governor of New York State that year. All eyes seem to be focused on the man standing on the upper level near the post.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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At the Hemlock NY fairgrounds in 1908 where “Tin Types” were available. Inside the race track is where many buggies had been parked. Photo probably taken from the Ferris Wheel.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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This is a photo of the Officers of the Hemlock Lake Agricultural Society in 1909. They organized and managed the Hemlock Fair. Here they appear to be standing in front of the Metropolitan Hotel in Hemlock NY. The names of the individuals are unknown.

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Photo was taken by John W. Beam. Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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Another photo of the Officers of the Hemlock Lake Agricultural Society in 1909. The names of the individuals are unknown. This meeting was a banquet held at the C. H. Mack “Arawana” house at Canadice Lake. The photo was taken by Johnson.

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Photo courtesy of Joyce O’Neil.

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A souvenir button from the Hemlock Fair in Hemlock NY in 1907. The fair was a grand event and folks were proud to show that they attended.

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Photo courtesy of Lore Disalvo.

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Hemlock Fair Ferris Wheel circa 1909.

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Hemlock Fair Ferris Wheel circa 1910.

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Hemlock Fair Ferris Wheel circa 1910.

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The Hemlock Fair circa 1900. Families would arrive early in horse drawn surries from miles around. They dressed in their Sunday clothes and brought a picnic lunch. The Ferris Wheel was a big attraction at the fair from its beginning. None of the people in this photo have been identified.

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This photo courtesy of Douglas Morgan.

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A horse race at the fairground at Hemlock NY in 1903. Horse racing was a popular event at the fair.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A horse race at the fairground at Hemlock NY in 1914. Horse racing was a popular event at the fair. This photo was taken from the same point in the stands as the earlier photo of 1903. Not much changed in the decade between the photos. On the far side of the track are autos instead of buggies. On the far right is a new water tower at the Lehigh Railroad station. The style of men’s clothing seems to have changed and there are more women in the crowds.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A crowd of people and parked autos at the Hemlock Fair in Hemlock NY in 1914. By 1914 horse drawn buggies were not as popular for day touring. Looking at the men in the crowd the mood seems to be rather informal and casual on a nice summer day.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A crowd of people and parked autos at the Hemlock Fair in Hemlock NY in 1914. The view is toward the east and the steeple of the Baptist church can be seen in the background.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A photo taken at the Hemlock NY fairground in 1914. The view is to the east, toward the Hemlock village. The make and model of the auto is unknown. None of the people have been identified.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A crowd of people at the Grange Hall of the Hemlock Fair in Hemlock NY in 1914. The Grange Hall was still being used as the 4H building in 2015.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A crowd of people near the Grange Hall of the Hemlock Fair in Hemlock NY in 1914. The Grange Hall is the building on the right in the background of this photo.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A photo taken at the Hemlock NY fairground in 1914. None of the people have been identified.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A photo taken at the Hemlock NY fairground in 1914. None of the people have been identified.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A photo taken at the Hemlock NY fairground in 1914. None of the people have been identified.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A photo taken at the Hemlock NY fairground in 1914. None of the people have been identified.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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A photo of the Ferris Wheel taken at the Hemlock NY fairground in 1914. None of the people have been identified.

This photo was taken by John W. Beam who lived not far from the fair grounds.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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This photo shows a recruiting wagon at the Hemlock Fair. The people are unidentified. Perhaps the year was 1918 when the US became involved in the First World War.

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Photo courtesy of Lee Wemett.

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This photo shows school children lined up to go to the Hemlock Fair. The Hemlock school house was not far from the fair grounds. Perhaps they were on a field trip. None of the children have been identified and the year is circa 1940.

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Photo courtesy of Lore Disalvo.

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Horses pull together to capture fair prize. Harvey West of Hemlock NY, with his team of Percherons, won first prize of $25 in the horse-pulling contest at the Hemlock Fair in September 1940. The participating horses pulled stoneboats containing loads of 4,500 pounds.

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Photo courtesy of Democrat and Chronicle. Rediscovered by Lore Disalvo.

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Membership ticket of O. K. Westbrook for 1950.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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Aerial view of the Hemlock Fair grounds in 1952. In the lower right corner is Water Street, it is one of the entrances to the fairground from the main road. Directly behind the race track, in the woods, is where Hoppough pond was when the outlet creek was dammed for the mills in Hemlock.

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Photo courtesy of Douglas Morgan.

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A photo taken at the Hemlock NY fairgrounds in 1954.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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The sign announcing Little World’s Fair at Hemlock NY in 1954. The sign was located south of the village about a mile.

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Photo courtesy of Tom Westbrook.

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The parking lot at the Hemlock Fair perhaps in the 1950’s. Antique cars are a favorite at the Hemlock fair. This photo shows some autos of the 1910 to 1940 vintage. None of the people in the photo have been identified.

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Photo courtesy of Lore Disalvo.

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The “Tractor Pull” has always been a popular event at the Hemlock Fair. Here a large steam engine is preparing to make its run. The year is circa 1960’s. The Hemlock Fair also has “Horse Pulls”.

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Photo courtesy of Lore Disalvo.

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