A “Corny” Roadside Wonder

Giant Ear of Corn
Pepperwood, California
submitted by “Tallysoma″ (Cindi)

 

Cindi says:
Here is a pic of a giant ear of corn that is near my home.  It’s located in Pepperwood, California, a former thriving community of timber and farming families.

A flood in December of 1964 wiped out many local communities, including Pepperwood.  It is now home to maybe 20 residents who have small gardens.  There are a few families who sell produce at roadside stands.  The ear of corn is a tribute to the community that Pepperwood once was and can be found along the Avenue of the Giants.

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wendyvee says:
I’ve only been to Northern California once (years ago on a cross-country trip with my grandparents) and I long to go back — this time on my motorcycle.

10 thoughts on “A “Corny” Roadside Wonder

  1. Hello Wendyvee, I’m ellysn from swap bot. Sorry I only got to comment just now… my broadband’s been slow these past weeks. Anyway, I like the idea of you putting up these roadside finds. It’s nice to read abt places. I enjoy travelling but just don’t get to do that much. 🙂 have a great week!

  2. That was my great grandfathers farm back before the flood. That carving is one of my earliest memories. There used to be apple trees behind it or just down the road that were delicious! There was a merry-go-round there too was soooo fast us kids used to get sick. Good good memories.

  3. We have a picture of this spot taken back in 1964 -1969…not sure when…but the Porter produce stand was just to the right of it then.

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