Norway, Illinois: Agricultural Crash Monument Team Field Report

E. 25th Rd, Norway, IL
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.
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Agricultural Crash Monument

A downed plane is an obscure "crash" monument dedicated to the 1980s agriculture bust. Anyone remember Farm Aid? Report...

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Agricultural crash monument.

Agricultural Crash Monument

Crashed airplane on the side of the road.

[SiriusJoe, 08/31/2009]

Surprised that this still stands (after countless subsequent farming crises). And it's even been spruced up with silver paint and a more official sign.

Agricultural Crash Monument.

Agricultural Crash Monument

A Say Cheese Moment: Ellyn Collier looking aghast at a "victim" (daddy, a.k.a. John Collier) of the Agricultural Crash, Norway, Illinois, circa 2002.

[John T. Collier, 02/08/2008]
Agricultural Crash Monument

There is a roadside airplane along, I believe, route 71 in Illinois. It is dedicated to all the failed farmers, as I recall. It is a strange sight in the middle of nowhere amidst a bunch of cornfields.

[Jerry Paul, 06/13/1998]

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