This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on June 18, 1959. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer George Trabant.
The Florida State Fair wrapped up its 2017 season at the Florida State Fairgrounds today.
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ST. PETERSBURG — When young Jamie Gaar began courting the woman who would become his wife, he tried to impress her by making oatmeal pancakes for her birthday.
"They were awful," she said recently.
It's no secret that I love Florida. I love our beaches, our gorgeous sunsets and state parks. I especially love our police-beat stories, where you regularly find headlines like, "Accused 'porta potty' puncher popped in toilet tantrum."
Now that we have all 12 winners of our 'Reader Photo of the Month' polls for 2016, it's time to cast your vote to help decide which one will wear the title of Reader Photo of the Year.
You've heard, of course. The curtain has come down on The Greatest Show on Earth. Barring unexpected salvation, Sunday's Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show will be the last here. In May, after 146 years, it all comes to a stop.
The news has given way to nostalgia.
The Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Friday, with a candle lighting ceremony including several living Holocaust survivors. Students from St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School, Clearwater participated in the ceremony and hard stories from Holocaust survivor …
Join hands with me, will you, for a pre-Thanksgiving prayer: