Hoopeston, Illinois: Giant Corn Stalk (Gone)

A sixteen foot corn stalk, the creation of Hoopeston High alum, Dana Thomas, an artist living in nearby Rossville.

On the east side of Illinois Route 1 (Dixie Highway) in McFerren Park, Hoopeston. Located just behind park fence, next to Hoopeston sign and Dixie Highway Marker.

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Giant corn stalk.

Giant Corn Stalk

Hoopeston, the "Sweet Corn Capital of the Nation" and home to the Hoopeston High School "Cornjerkers," is now home to a sixteen foot corn stalk. The creation of Hoopeston High alum, Dana Thomas, an artist living in nearby Rossville, this metal and wood sculpture originally stood at the Charlie Rademacher Farm near Route 1 and Route 136 south of Rossville. It was moved in July, 2004 to McFerren Park in Hoopeston as a permanent home.

[Kevin R. Young, 01/08/2005]

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