Mitchell, South Dakota
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The Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota is redecorated each year with naturally colored corn and other grains and native grasses to make it “the agricultural show-place of the world”. The designers currently use 13 different colors or shades of corn to decorate the Corn Palace: red, brown, black, blue, white, orange, calico, yellow and green corn! A different theme is chosen each year, and murals are designed to reflect that theme. Ear by ear the corn is nailed to the Corn Palace to create a scene. The decorating process usually starts in late May with the removal of the rye and dock. The corn murals are stripped at the end of August and the new ones are completed by the first of October.
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