By Anne Marie Amacher
DAVENPORT — “Progress on the Prairie,” a presentation by the Putnam Museum in Davenport, was given to fourth- and fifth-graders at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School on April 25 in the parish’s Denning Hall.
Putnam Education Specialist Kelly MacIntyre spoke on how farming has improved from the time Native Americans inhabited what is now the United States to the modern era in which today’s Iowa farmers live.
She told students that 3,000 years ago pod corn was grown. It was about the size of a strawberry and, in addition to a husk on the outside, each individual kernel had its own husk. “It’s still grown today as an oddity,” she said.
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