National Corn On The Cob Day

Today, June 11th is National Corn On The Cob Day and as such our focus is on all things corn!

 

Corny yearbook

Our October 1923 yearbook is very corny indeed. Every page has a highly decorative yellow corn border:

 

 

WOC/WHO Tall Corn Competition

 

 

Did you know that both radio stations in Des Moines (WHO) and Davenport (WOC) held tall corn contests?! They even had people send their tall corn stalks to Davenport where they were set up near the Administration Building to be shown off!

 

 

 

The winners would receive a cash prize, sometimes farm equipment, and of course, the corn shaped trophy! Pictured to the right is the winner of the 1937 Corn Sweepstakes with B.J. Palmer.            

 

 

Contact us at library.archives@palmer.edu if you would like to learn more or have any questions!

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