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Washington State Fair to begin dismantling iconic ‘cube’ with removal of cow head

Post by Kari Plog / The News Tribune on April 26, 2013 at 9:47 am with 6 Comments »
April 26, 2013 10:01 am

The Washington State Fair continues its rebranding efforts, and will begin the dismantling of one of its iconic symbols at the Gold Gate.

Organizers plan to take down the cow head on the north side of the “cube” on Monday, the first stage in removing the canopy and ticket booths that have long carried the name “The Puyallup Fair,” according to a fair press release.

Removal of the fixture will open up the northeast entrance of the facility, according to the release.

The “cube” has long been considered the main entrance to the annual fair, which announced last year that it is transitioning from its well-known moniker to the Washington State Fair. It is one of the many physical transitions organizers are taking to enhance the fairgrounds as the name changes, according to the release.

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  1. Rowdy_Rob says:

    It is one of the many physical transitions organizers are taking to enhance the fairgrounds as the name changes, according to the release.

    And what are some of the other changes that are taking place, besides the continual price gouging?

  2. tree_guy says:

    Not everything that is large and cube shaped is therefore “iconic.”

  3. nwcolorist2 says:

    It will always be the “Puyallup Fair” for me.

  4. The bus riders use it to escape the rain.
    Don’t want those ‘poor folk’ getting any
    benefit from the fair.

  5. mustang6984 says:

    Change…is not always good. This is not good! I’ve been looking at that thing since my grand dad first took me to the Fair as a 10 year old kid in ‘631

  6. mustang6984 says:

    I mean ’63! {sigh}

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