Although I live in San Jose, my family has been connected to Humboldt County since the founding of Ferndale. Likewise, since my childhood, I have attended the Humboldt County Fair many times.
Therefore, I read Rod Kausen's recent article in the NCJ, reflecting on the fair, the races, the history and the humanness of this little piece of Americana with great delight ("Once More around the Track," Aug. 20). He captured it very well, and I simply wanted to compliment him on the article and the pleasure it gave me. I did attend the races once this year, and had a few hours in the exhibits and other parts of this great event. It remains the quintessential experience as far as county fairs and small town America go, in my opinion.
Daniel A. Cabrera, San Jose