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On The Road (Corn Palace) #255148

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 19, 1978
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(Studio) Heights of corn described in song, "Ioway, Ioway," and in musical play, Oklahoma!, noted. Report is on corn heights in South Dakota.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mitchell, South Dakota) Details given about Mitchell, South Dakota's Corn Palace, which is covered each fall with corn from area making designs on building; designs compared to Byzantine art. Palace noted as built in 1890 as attraction to get crowds into Mitchell rather than other area towns. John Philip Sousa reported to have played Corn Palace in 1904, year that Marie Schwatken got 1st train ride into town. [Ms. SCHWATKEN - felt she had been to fairyland.] Appearances this year by Rich Little and New Christie Minstrels stated. Mecca mentioned.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

Cronkite, Walter;
Kuralt, Charles

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