Ed Dougherty not only put the Oregon State Fair, Salem, on the map, he also put a lot of Northwestern fairs in play, booking big name entertainment and providing the production to boot – a one man shop.

“Everything I know about entertainment, I learned from Ed,” said Don Hillman, retired manager of the Oregon State Fair from 1979-1994. “Ed booked the right acts at the right time.”

Dougherty died July 12 at the age of 77 in Salem, Ore. He had retired from ...

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