Snail's Postcard Post

For this is Thanksgiving Day

A few postcards reminiscent of America’s early colonies, and a celebration of the harvest…

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The city of Mitchell was founded in 1880. In 1892, with a population of 3,000, the city built the original Corn Palace as a gathering place for an annual harvest festival. Mitchell then built a new one in 1905. When the festival outgrew that, the city built the Corn Palace here in 1921 (renovated in the 1930′s), which serves its purpose to this day. The exterior is covered in murals made of corn and other grains, similar to a Rose Parade float. New murals are created every year. IMG_7077

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