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Broomcorn Capital of the World

Course number : 120049   ID : 1478    Section number : OLLI
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CourseGraphic 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."

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Mon, Wed

Liesinger Hall

Kent Brooks 



Registration Closes On
Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/4/2019 - 2/13/2019 Weekly - Mon, Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Casper, Liesinger Hall  Map, Room: LH 174 Kent Brooks