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Old Tri-state Fairgrounds

Old Tri-state Fairgrounds

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a.k.a. Akin Park

Evansville, IN

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1892 Tri-State Fairgrounds
c1914 Becomes Akin Park


Block bounded by Madison Ave, Park Dr, Taylor Ave and Parkside Dr / Kentucky Ave, south of Washington
District: Akin Park
Latitude: 37.958816
Longitude: -87.546124
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Old Evansville Fairgrounds established 1892 beyond Washington and Kentucky Aves. Contained grand stands and mile track

Closed 1912. In 1914 William M Akin, president and founder of Akin Erskine Milling Co helped organize neighborhood. Platted into building lots around a 10 acre wooded area. The park was renamed Akin Park in his honor


site in which the first ever aircraft landed in Evansville in an demonstration there

See also Parks / Recreational Akin Park district

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