Monthly Archives: October 2014

Left Side Panel, Multipurpose Room, Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota

This is the panel directly opposite the main stage opening from the previous posting. It appears to represent a Native American chief offering a gift of corn to a settler.

Dan Grigg Enterprise Co., Mitchell, So. Dak.

The description states:

THE WORLD’S ONLY CORN PALACE

MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA

One of the many panels on the inside of the world’s only Corn Palace. These panels are made from natural colored grains and grasses. The entire building is redecorated annually at a cost of $10,000. The annual festival is held the last week in September, but the building is open FREE the year around. It is one of the most outstanding exhibits of nature’s wonderful colors blended into interesting designs and pictures by local decorators.

–This panel is unusual in that it includes a corner section as part of the design, instead of being completely flat. The image likely dates to the 1940s.

Right Side Panel, Multipurpose Room, Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota

This image features the detail of the right side panel of the multipurpose room shown in the previous post. Careful examination of the full-sized image shows the numerous corn cobs used in the creation of the image.

Dan Grigg Enterprise Co., Mitchell, So. Dak.

The description states:

THE WORLD’S ONLY CORN PALACE

MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA

One of the many panels on the inside of the worlds only Corn Palace. These panels are made from natural colored grains and grasses. The entire building is redecorated annually at a cost of $10,000. The annual festival is held the last week in September, but the building is open FRREE the year around. It is one of the most outstanding exhibits of nature’s wonderful colors blended into interesting designs and pictures by local decorators.

–This image appears to depict two hunters in search of their prey. The image likely dates to the 1940s.

Multipurpose Room, Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota

This image is of a large hall constructed for many purposes. The floor is marked to be used as a basketball court, and one wall has an elevated stage for performances and presentations.

Dan Gregg Enterprise Co., Mitchell, So. Dak.

The description states:

THE WORLD’S ONLY CORN PALACE

MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA

This view is one of the stage that is housed in the world’s only Corn Palace. It is one of the largest stages in the Midwest. It is on this stage that the annual festival show is held. The big show is held the last week in September, but the building is open FREE the year around.

–The seating in front of the stage is clearly movable for shows where the focus is on the stage.

This image is likely from the 1940s.