The world's only Corn Palace began as "The Corn Belt Exposition" in 1892, a promotional enterprise established to showcase the rich agricultural region of the James Valley. The exposition became a popular annual event, and an icon of the American prairie. The Corn Palace has occupied three different buildings since 1892. Adorned each autumn with corn, grains, and native grasses in decorative patterns and themes, the Corn Palace has hosted famous entertainers, politicians, and community events. Now well into its second century and going strong, the Corn Palace has become a symbol of South Dakota. Mitchell's Corn Palace tells the unique story of the palace through a collection of over 200 fascinating vintage images, chronicling this unique piece of Americana.
Author: Jan Cerney Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 05/12/2004 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.65lbs Size: 9.34h x 6.46w x 0.34d ISBN: 9780738532578
About the Author Cerney, Jan: - Jan Cerney, a retired teacher, is the author of Badlands National Park, also published by Arcadia. She lives west of Kadoka on a ranch with her husband, Bob.