The fairgrounds have been silent for many years, but somehow the remaining buildings have survived neglect, vandalism, and even a tornado. There is an effort to preserve the site for community based activities, and a non-profit group has taken the first steps in that journey. I was so fortunate to have met the owner, who allowed me to wander the grounds. The history that I felt walking through the area was impressive. It was also humbling to have the opportunity to record the images.