NY Has Corny Salute to Women's Suffrage

3-acre corn maze honors native Susan B. Anthony
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 24, 2017 8:39 AM CDT

An upstate New York farm is marking the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the state in distinctly fall fashion, with a corn maze in the shape of Susan B. Anthony. Stokoe Farms' owner Suzanne Stokoe says she wanted to honor one of Rochester's most famous citizens with the three-acre maze, which features the activist's profile and her house, which has been turned into a museum. "We always look in the community for some way to honor some person or business who has contributed to the Rochester and greater Rochester area," Stockoe tells the Democrat and Chronicle, calling it a "beautiful picture."

This year is the centennial of women's voting rights in New York, reports the AP. Three years later, in 1920, ratification of the 19th Amendment gave all American women the right to vote. The maze is open through the end of October. Weather conditions mean the corn is towering this year, says Stockoe, but don't worry: "We have never lost a person." (More Susan B Anthony stories.)

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