Cornstalk on fence

 
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This speaks to the changing world. Corn used to be one of the crops in New Orleans. It is not grown in New Orleans any more but the decoration on the fence attests to what once was.
A story goes that the owner of the fence has a wife who missed her home state of Iowa and the corn that grew there. This fence was placed in the 1840s. Corn did not grow in Iowa until 1869. This was the most expensive fence in a catalog of this time so the owner may have put in this fence to show off his wealth.

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Guest - Jul 30, 2006 11:33 AM EDT
I love to share my state and read about other places as well too.
Guest - Jul 29, 2006 09:50 AM EDT
Beautiful Fence, lovely history in your State, Thanks for the interesting history. Carol
Guest - Jul 29, 2006 01:31 AM EDT
Interesting. I never knew corn was grown in New Orleans.
Guest - Jul 28, 2006 03:54 PM EDT
Thanks!! I was reading some history today and realized how much corn was a part of Louisiana crops at one time.
Guest - Jul 27, 2006 05:11 AM EDT
very pleasing image and unique also, and interesting to read what you told us. Have never seen such a design on a fence.

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