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Maxinkuckee Agricultural Association History  

From the History of Indiana: Containing a History of Indiana and Biographical Sketches of Governors and Other Leading Men. Also a Statement of the Growth and Prosperity of Marshall County, Together with a Personal and Family History of Many of Its Citizens, Volume 2 Brant, Fuller, 1890 pg. 103-104

    Maxinkuckee Agriculture Association The farmers of Union and adjoining townships have organized themselves into an association for the furtherance of the interests of agricultural and social intercourse The society was first mutually formed in 1882 under the auspices of the grangers and legally organized under the statutes of the state in 1884 After organization the association leased four acres of ground from David R Voreis a term of six years Their first exhibition was held in Voreis barn which was large enough to hold all their on exhibition but the interest in the society has grown so even the four acres was not large enough the association and its patrons in the spring of the present 1890 the society re leased the four acres and had added to eight more acres the lease to run six years more The growth of the association and the high esteem it is held by the surrounding community

    The association has good offices and improvements that are all out of debt The first officers were President John Lowry president Barnet Aclamson secretary James L Mosher treasurer William Dinsmore The present officers are Martin Lowry vice president Eli Parker secretary Lewis Zechiel treasurer Jacob Zumbaugh No games of any nor intoxicants are allowed on the grounds The has been agriculturally partner lly and intellectually an success so far

Location of the Maxinkuckee Agricultural Association Fairgrounds labeled "M.A.A. Farigorunds"; roughly 40 acres northwest of Culver, and what would eventually became a part of the Culver Military Academy Campus.

Report (United States. Department of Agriculture)., Issue 39, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1885, pg. 19
    Marshall Maxinkuckee Agri Association Elias S Freese Plymouth

Annual Report of The Indiana State Board of Agriculture Volume 41, Indiana. Board of Agriculture - 1892 pg. 238

    The Maxinkuckee Agricultural Association held its First Annual Exhibit September 22 23 24 and 25 on the beautiful grounds of Culver Park adjacent to the famous Lake resort

    The haste of preparation necessary in making the first effort caused diligent labor and the results were entirely satisfactory showing a fine exhibit in live stock farm products and kitchen and dairy departments The extreme drouth materially affected the corn but matured of good quality and sufficient for demands with perhaps a slight surplus

    We believe fortune will shine on our efforts that we may soon stand among the most flourishing Fairs of the State

The Monroeville Breeze, Monroeville, Indiana, Thursday, April 13, 1893
Indianapolis Journal , Monday, May 8, 1893
    Oct 3 to 6 - Maxinkuckee Agricultural Association; Culver Park. E. S. Freese, sec.

Annual Report of the Indiana State Board of ..., Volume 35; Volume 43, Part 1894 State Board of Agriculture, 1894 pg. 156
    1894 - officers listed were:
      President - V. A. Lidecker, Rutland
      Secretrary - N. S. Freese, Twin Lakes

The Argos Reflector, Argos, Indiana, Thursday, December 13, 1894
    The Marmont Herald says: The Maxenkuckee Agricultural Association have decided to hold a fair next year upon Culver Park grounds.

Billboard (Jan-Jun 1895) by Billboard Advertising Co. Published 1895
    Marmont - Maxenkuckee Agricultural Society. H. H. Culver,pres't; John Osborn, treas.; J. H. Kootz. sec'y. Oct 3 to 5

1895 Fair booklet

Semi-weekly Independent, Volume 2, Number 11, Plymouth, Marshall County, 18 December 1895
    The Stockholders of the Maxenkuckee Agricultural Fair association, held a meeting at the fair grounds last Saturday afternoon and elected officers for the ensuing year. They were as follows: H. H. Culver, president; Eli Parker, vice-president; H. J. Meredith, treasurer. At this meeting eight directors were also elected who have the power to elect a secretary.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors and Stockholders of the Maxenkuckee Agricultural Association will be held in Culver City next Saturday, Dec, 5th, at 1 o’clock p. m. sharp. A full attendance is especially desired. Geo. Nearpass , Sec’y . - Nov. 4, 1896

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