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Little International Barn Ornament
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Little International Barn Ornament - Created exclusively for South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum.
This is the fifth in the series of Brass SDSU Ornaments.
Made in the USA. Measures 3" x 2". Gift boxed.
Famous for its red barn with white fence and dyed green chips, Little International is a two-day agricultural exposition planned, organized and implemented by students at South Dakota State University for the benefit of high school and college students. Little International is considered the largest two-day agricultural exposition in the country. The exposition provides students with an opportunity to compete in judging contests, showmanship contests and fitting challenges.
Little International has been presented every year since 1921 with three exceptions. In 1926, it was cancelled due to the scarlet fever epidemic, 1944-45 it was cancelled because of WWII.
The First Little International was patterned after the Chicago International Livestock Exposition and was held on campus in what is now the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum. In 1952, Little International was moved to what is now the Barn. In 1977, it was moved to where it is held today, the Animal Science Arena.