- 3:30 pm - Friday, Sep 21, 2012
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From the Dispatch “Look Back” blog…
Johnny Cash was in town 42 years ago this month to perform at the Ohio State Fair. The singer and his wife were so popular that they overcame the American antipathy to monarchy in being named the royal family of the fair. The original caption read:
Country-western star Johnny Cash and wife June Carter, were officially proclaimed the royal family of the 1970 Ohio State Fair Friday as Governor Rhodes, right, presented them with a plaque bearing the Great Seal of Ohio. Fair Manager Jerry Kaltenbach congratulates Mr. Cash.