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Dublin in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Field of Corn

Corn

 

—First of Multiple Plaques —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
1. Field of Corn Marker
Inscription. Corn has been cultivated in Ohio for approximately 1800 years. It was known to prehistoric Native American Hopewell peoples (A.D. 100- 500 ) and was grown in large quantities by the later Fort Ancient Indians (A.D. 1000- 1550). Prehistoric and historic Native Americans combined planting corn, beans, squash, and gourds in their fields and small garden plots. Two important varieties of corn were Northern flint corn, which had 16 to 20 rows of round kernels on a long thin cobb, and Southern gourdseed corn, which had short stubby ears with up to 32 rows of kernels. By the mid-1700s, Native Americans in Ohio grew great quantities of corn, often in large fields. Particularly along the Scioto and Miami River valleys, it was not uncommon to see thousands of acres of cornfields. The Wyandot Indians, who were known to have camped on Indian Run just north of Dublin village, were prominent among the historic Native American cultivators of corn.

Second plaque Malcolm Cochrane (1948- ) Columbus, Ohio “Field of Corn” (with Osage Orange Trees), 1994 cast concrete, bronze, new planting of Osage Orange trees (City of Dublin logo) (Dublin Arts Council logo)
 
Erected 1994 by Dublin Arts Council.
 
Location. 40° 5.1′ 

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
2. Field of Corn Marker
the Artist's plaque
N, 83° 7.437′ W. Marker is in Dublin, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Rings Road and Frantz Road, on the left when traveling west on Rings Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4995 Rings Rd, Dublin OH 43017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Field of Corn (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Field of Corn (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Field of Corn (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Field of Corn (within shouting distance of this marker); Dublin Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); History of Dublin’s Town Pump (approx. 1.1 miles away); Indian Run Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dublin Veterans Park (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dublin.
 
More about this marker. There are five text markers, an artist's marker, and an Arts Council sign at this site, plus the "field of Corn" sculpture
 
Categories. AgricultureNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
3. Field of Corn Marker
the plaques are located in the tree line, behind the Field of Corn
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
4. Field of Corn Marker
one of the sculptures in the "Field of Corn"
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
5. Field of Corn Marker
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
6. Field of Corn Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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