• Holly Spangler

    Downed Corn Along the Road

    My Generation

     by Holly Spangler
     on August 14, 2008

    Saw something interesting today as I was driving up to the Quad Cities. Just into Mercer County, the most beautiful field of corn had taken some serious wind damage, knocking down a swath of corn maybe 70 yards wide and probably a third of a mile long. It must’ve been a whale of a storm, because stalks weren’t just bent over, they snapped in two. I’m guessing it happened a month prior, judging by the browning leaves and stalk injuries – and by all the tree limbs that were down and had already…

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