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Interviews with staff of the Conklin Group. Over 200 pages, mostly unedited transcripts of interviews conducted at the 2005 Central Canada Exhibition and Canadian National Exhibition by John Thurston.

Midway to Respectability: Carnivals at the Calgary Stampede

This chapter in Fiona Angus book gives a very accurate, and interesting historical window into the Conklin group activities.
By Fiona Angus, republished with permission.

Lifetime Pass

In 1954, The Canadian National Exhibition sponsored a swim across Lake Ontario to be completed during the annual fair. As part of the reward Patty would give the successful swimmer a lifetime ride pass.


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