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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

Monthly fairs


Monthly Fairs
One of the interesting occasions occurring on every
Iionday of the month were the monthly fairs held in
Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, and Saukville. Mequon
and Thiensville held their fair on the first Monday of
the month. At these fairs, the farmers of the neighboring
communities would bring their wares, mostly calves, cows,
small pigs, chickens, horses, or anything else they
wanted to sell. They would start to arrive early in
the morning. Some regular buyers would station them-
selves at a certain intersection on the road to be the
first one to negotiate a deal if possible. After the
sale w,) concluded, buyer and seller would usually go
to a tavern and have a beer or two, sometimes more, to
establish or keep up the friendly relationship.


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