History discovered

Chuck Rolf and Mike Grape with original Boone County Agricultural Society documents.Original Boone County Fair Board documents were found last week in the basement of Boone County Bank in Albion.

First official minutes and by-laws of the Boone County Agricultural Society, all hand-written, were discovered during a cleaning operation in the bank. Holding the books in this photo are, l. to r., Ag Society President Chuck Rolf, left, and Boone County Bank Vice President/Branch Manager Mike Grape.

The by-laws are dated December 2, 1887, and the minute book begins in 1885, when the society was first being formed.

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