When you mention the term Broomcorn, people generally say, "What is that?" Broomcorn is the plant that provided the core ingredient for the common household broom before the invention of the plastic broom and the vacuum cleaner. This class will provide the story of the broomcorn industry ijn American beginning in the eral of the Revolutionary War through the mid 1970s when labor issues and the inability to automate the harvesting of the product doomed domestice production. The story will be told through photos, stories passed down and newspaper articles. We will review the claims of three U.S. locations which claimed the title of "Broomcorn Capital of the World."