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

Field of Corn

Osage Orange Trees

 

—Second of Multiple Plaques —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
1. Field of Corn Marker
Inscription. The Osage orange trees on this site are remnants of a tree row typical of those which once extended for miles along the edge of farm fields in Dublin. The Osage orange, or Maclura pomifera, is a member of the mulberry family, and is native to midwestern North America. Its common name refers to the Osage Indians of Arkansas and Missouri who used the dense orange wood to make bows and tomahawks. Early farmers often planted the Osage orange as fencing along the fields and property lines because its irregular, thorny branches quickly grew to form a secure boundary. These hedge rows also provided refuge for birds and small animals. The fruit of the Osage orange is the size of a softball and chartreuse green in color with bumpy surface texture like brains. It is widely known as a natural repellant for roaches, spiders, and other insects.
 
Erected 1994 by Dublin Arts Council.
 
Location. 40° 5.091′ N, 83° 7.436′ 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
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
2. Field of Corn Marker
the Artist
marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Field of Corn (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Field of Corn (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Field of Corn (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Field of Corn (a few steps from this marker); Dublin Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); History of Dublin’s Town Pump (approx. 1.2 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.
 
Categories. AgricultureEnvironmentHorticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
3. Field of Corn Marker
several markers in a row under the Osage orange trees
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
4. Field of Corn Marker
marker is directly in front of park bench
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
5. Field of Corn Marker
the tree line
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 31, 2017
6. Field of Corn Marker
the "Field of Corn"
 
 
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 37 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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