Mitchell in Davison County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Corn Palace
By the United States Department
of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Entertainment.
Location. 43° 42.876′ N, 98° 1.512′ W. Marker is in Mitchell, South Dakota, in Davison County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Main St and E. 6th Ave, on the right when traveling north on N. Main St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mitchell SD 57301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oscar Howe & Marilyn Wounded Head (within shouting distance of this marker); Carl Gunderson: (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davison County, South Dakota, Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Mill Stone (approx. 0.8 miles away); Davison County WWI Memorial Tablet (approx. 0.8 miles away); Indian Medicine Tree (approx. 1.1 miles Junction of Jimtown & Fort Thompson Trails (approx. 2.4 miles away); Original Site of New Home Lutheran Church (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mitchell.
Regarding The Corn Palace. The Corn Palace is redecorated each year with naturally colored corn and other grains and native grasses to make it “the agricultural show-place of the world”. We currently use 13 different colors or shades of corn to decorate the Corn Palace: red, brown, black, blue, white, orange, calico, yellow and now we have 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.
Also see . . . The World's Only Corn Palace History. (Submitted on November 2, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. 5. submitted on July 22, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.