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Victoria Peterson and Tegan Quinn shop for showbags.

Victoria Peterson and Tegan Quinn shop for showbags.

THOUSANDS of people are expected to head through the Mildura Show gates today, before the traditional fireworks finale gets under way tonight.

Member for Mildura Peter Crisp opened the 69th annual Mildura Show on Thursday and highlighted how it had evolved over the year.

“Mildura already had a strong agricultural, horticultural base prior to World War II, but the expansion of the irrigated areas heralded the start of Mildura’s progression to the regional city it is today,” he said.

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