NATIONAL DAIRY SHOW OPENS AT THE EASTERN STATES EXPOSITION
WITH A GRAND ATTENDANCE OF 45,308
The Dairy show is on. Over 45,000 people yesterday poured through the brand new white gates of Springfield's Eastern States exposition grounds to pay their homage to man's "foster mother," the cow. With perfect New England autumn weather, with flags on every building, with cows, plaster paris cows, cow dolls, crockery cows, cows in scores of show windows, with the outpouring of her whole holiday population, Springfield greeted the greatest gathering of livestock interests ever held in New England.
A million dollars worth of the finest dairy cattle on the American continent stood on dress parade in the thousand stalls of the two great stables of Springfield's new Eastern States exposition. A million dollars worth of dairy machinery hummed and roared in Machinery Hall. Thousands of prize corn ears, enormous pumpkins, squashes, cabbages, potatoes washed to positive sleekness, garden vegetables by the cartload, shelf after shelf of glowing preserves, garments numerous enough and fine enough to stock a department store, all in the Women's building…and a tent just outside, displayed the finest work of boys and girls of the ten states touching the Atlantic Ocean north of the Mason and Dixon line.
Springfield Republican, October 13, 1916.