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Sept. 15, 2007, 1:30PM

Associated Press

RICHLAND, Mich. — It's a corny tribute to the late President Ford — and it can be fully appreciated only from the air.

A farm not far from where Ford grew up created a maze in a cornfield in the likeness of the nation's 38th president, who died in December.

Each year, Gull Meadow Farms near Richland cuts a maze in its cornfields.

A company that specializes in corn maze design drew up the plans for the Ford portrait, which says "PRESIDENT FORD" across the top and "THANKS" below.

"Instead of just creating a path for people to travel through, we decided to make it a tribute to the late President Ford," farm spokesman Justin Wendzel said.

Ford was 93 when he died Dec. 26 at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He grew up in Grand Rapids, about 42 miles north of Gull Meadow Farms, and represented the area in Congress for years before becoming president in 1974.

Cornfield maze tribute to Ford is all ears | - Houston Chronicle


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