Prehistoric Corn, 1899

From the October 13, 1899 Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Prehistoric Corn

Mr. George Ambrose brought a display of corn to town, Wednesday, that has a history, if we can believe some things in print. It was grown from seed that was grown from the planting of a few grains found in a sealed earthen jar buried in a mound in Arkansas. The jar was several feet under the ground and an oak tree over four feet in diameter had grown above it; so it is estimated that the corn had been placed there many centuries ago by the Mound Builders. The corn is of various colors; some ears being a dull brown and others red and white.

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