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Board Game Night! Bring your family for a fun night with games and pizza! Wednesday, November 20, 5:30pm - 7pm. ...

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2 weeks ago

Logan Elementary PTO

Parents, don't forget that tomorrow (Wednesday, October 30) will be a regular school day. Students will not be dismissed early. Parent-teacher conferences will be held in the afternoon, and report cards will be issued as scheduled. ...

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3 weeks ago

Logan Elementary PTO

Interesting bit of history about the last time the State Fair happened at the location that is now Logan Elementary School!116 YEARS AGO TODAY IN COLUMBIA
On October 27, 1903, the SC State Fair opened for the last time at the original fairgrounds on the north side of Elmwood Avenue. The following year the fair would be moved to its current location, leaving the original venue which hosted the State Fair from 1856 to 1860 and from 1869 to 1903. The original fairgrounds took up the equivalent of about nine city blocks that extended north of Elmwood between Wayne and Gates (now Park) Streets.

The 1903 fair ran from the 27th through the 30th of October and had the traditional horse races, livestock shows, mechanical exhibitions, trade displays, etc. But, for only the second year, this fair also had a midway-style street carnival. The carnival was held along Main Street and included the following attractions:
• “Streets of Cairo” at the corner of Main and Blanding;
• “Chinese Theatre”, also at Main and Blanding;
• a dog, pony, and monkey show at Main and Taylor;
• “The Girl from Up There”, a musical held at Main and Taylor;
• a trained wild animal arena on Plain (now Hampton) Street west of Main;
• “Crystal Maze”, also at Main and Plain;
• “House Upside Down” at Main and Washington;
• an Edison kinetoscope (motion picture machine) at Main and Washington;
• a Ferris wheel at Main and Lady;
• the “Smallest Horse in the World”, aka “Tiny Mite”, at Main and Lady;
• the “Great Roman Stadium” on Main between Gervais and Lady;
• the “Loop the Loop”, also on Main between Gervais and Lady.

The 1903 fair exceeded the attendance of any previous fair and all the local hotel and boarding accommodations were filled with out-of-town visitors. The large crowds at the fairgrounds and on Main Street convinced the SC Agricultural and Mechanical Society to seek new grounds that would accommodate both the traditional fair exhibitions and the carnival as well as allow for future growth.

This image shows the old State Fairgrounds on a portion of a 1903 Map of Columbia, SC.
Map compiled by G. McDuffie Hampton and D. Byrd Miller.
South Caroliniana Library Map Collection: digital.tcl.sc.edu/digital/collection/sclmaps/id/812/rec/1
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A flu shot clinic will be available at @LoganLeopards Fall Festival on Friday, Oct 25 from 4-7pm. Free flu shots will be available to anyone 6 months and older! @PalmettoHealth @RichlandOne

Details here: https://t.co/ceBokgcqSA

PTO Meeting tonight at 5:30pm. Join us and help us plan for Fall Festival, Family Night at the Marionette Theater & more! https://t.co/YATOvmiwdj @LoganLeopards #LeopardsRULE

Can you volunteer for event set-up/clean up or food & beverage donations? Do you have time to bring the coffee cart around to our @LoganLeopards teachers and staff after the new parent coffee?

If you can help, please sign up at this link: https://t.co/Zvy5VhR50O

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for the Green Sheet to come home! Check your child's backpack for the weekly school newsletter. Important announcements and dates are included, so make sure you read it every week! @LoganLeopards #LeopardsRULE

Welcome to all our new & returning families! Thanks to everyone who came out to the Meet & Greet tonight. If you didn’t have a chance to sign up for the PTO, you can do it online!

Complete the form here: https://t.co/X6Q1H88WFO

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