St. Louis Fair Grounds A Park, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-18


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ST. LOUIS FAIR GROUNDS A PARK. St. Louis. Mo., December 17. The old Fail-Grounds, the scene of many a brilliant and exciting1 contest between some of the greatest thoroughbred, race horses of this country, has been acquired by the city and will be turned into a public park. Park Commissioner Scanlan says that the public will scarcely know the famous old race course after his men get through with it. but predicts that it will become one of the most popular parks in the city. About the only things which will be left to identify it as the old Fair Grounds df our childhood will be the magnificent bid trees, the lake; bear pits, animal cages and the 131.4G acres of about as fine blue grass as one could find anywhere. Athletic fields will be established in the western half of the park, the space occupied by the race track being unusually well adapted for this purpose. The eastern half of -the grounds will be utilized for Dark purposes.

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