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Visitors to the 1951 State Fair will be witness to what fair supporters call the Era of Transition.
The first fair in North Carolina was authorized by the General Assembly of 1749 on the grounds of Solomon Jordan. Since then, there have been many changes in both exhibits and entertainment features.
Dr. J. S. Dorton was a veterinarian and somewhat of a North Carolina celebrity. He organized local, county, and state fairs within North Carolina, which he was apt to do because of his natural flair for showmanship. His efforts extended beyond entertainment to transform the state into an agricultural competitor within the United States.