When we go shopping for our groceries today, most of us get in the car and go to the supermarket or the big warehouse chain, usually along a highway full of other retail outlets, fast-food joints, and chain restaurants.
As with just about every city in the United States, Sandusky has been built around modes of transportation. We will discuss Sandusky as a multifaceted transportation hub in the future, but for now let’s talk about a more basic form of transportation for people in early Sandusky.
Sandusky’s popular symbol, the Boy with the Boot, recently made the news when it was revealed that the city of Wadsworth had made a request to borrow Sandusky’s statue for an upcoming community celebration. The Register article touched off a vigorous discussion about the Boy.
With the Erie County Fair about to begin, this is a good time to talk about the history of fairs in Erie County. County fairs have a long tradition in the United States, beginning with “The Cattle Show and Agricultural Fair,” in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in October 1810.