Ye Olde Sturbridge Village: a made-uppe historie

Chapter II: The corn, a storie

Corn was first growne in Newe England for purely decorative reasons, as parti-colored corn-cobs were in great demand for use in wreaths, pipe-making, and other quainte crafts. It was not until the XXth centurie that the culinarie uses of the corn were discovered. As such, it was commonne practice to throw away tonnes of corn kernels each year. This practice of food-wasting later became popular with youth all over America. The strange hair-style seen here is not a result of male pattern bald-nesse, but was actuallie a popular “do” in Old Sturbridge Village up through most of the MDCCCXXs.