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Echo Press photo by Lowell Anderson Douglas County Fair goers experienced the dizzying rush from the Tilt-a-Whirl Friday. Rides at the fair were a hit this year.

Big crowd enjoys the fair

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Judging by the number of people in attendance, it was another successful Douglas County Fair.

Had Thursday's weather been a little bit better, it could have been a record-breaking year, according to Dick Gulbranson, Douglas County fair board secretary.

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The four-day event boasted about 48,000 for its attendance, which is down about 500 from last year, said Gulbranson.

"It was just about a record attendance," he said in an interview Monday afternoon.

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