August 20, 1966 - State Fair comes to town
Updated: Tuesday, August 20 2013, 06:47 AM EDT
On this day in our history back in 1966, Albany mayor Erastus Corning was greeted by an unusual visitor.
At ten feet high, an ex-vaudevillian on stilts was out promoting the NYS Fair.
He visited 25 cities throughout the state and presented special tickets to each of those cities mayors.