Front night view of Crash Monument.

Agricultural Crash Monument

Field review by the editors.

Norway, Illinois

Down the road from the understated Norwegian Settlers Monument, is a startling sight. A small, two-prop passenger plane, burrowed nose down into the ground, a partly smashed and gutted hulk.

Don't bother looking for survivors. It's the Agricultural Crash Monument, "Dedicated to all farmers and Ag related business folks that have lived thru the 'Agricultural Crash' of the 1980's." It is owned by Mervin and Phyllis Eastwold, or at least that's what the sign said when we last saw it.

Dusk view of plane.

Agricultural Crash Monument

Address:
E. 25th Rd, Norway, IL
Directions:
Southwest of town at the corner of Hwy 71 and E. 25th Rd. I-80 exit 93, then drive northeast 6.5 miles on Hwy 71. On the east side.
RA Rates:
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