The Corn Palace

I’m reading The Story of Corn right now. It’s the current selection for our book club. Right at the beginning of the book, the author, Betty Fussell, mentions the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. A quick online search will bring up thousands of videos – it seems to be a popular vacation spot for those who have Youtube channels. It is most famous for the many murals that grace both the inside and the outside of the building. And they are certainly amazing from what I’ve seen on the videos. Made out of ears of corn, the muralists have 12 colors of corn they use to create the surprisingly realistic and artistic images. But maybe best of all, is that they have a Corn Cam. Pretty boring at the moment but I imagine it must be something to watch when they’re putting up the new murals.