When you mention broomcorn, people generally ask, "what is that?" The broomcorn plant provided the core ingredient for the common household broom before the invention of the plastic broom and the vacuum cleaner. Learn about the broomcorn industry in America from the Revolutionary War era through the mid 1970s when labor issues and the inability to automate the harvesting of broomcorn doomed domestic production. This story will be told through photos, stories passed down, and newspaper articles. We will review the claims of three U.S. locations that claimed the title of "Broomcorn Capital of the World."