The 2000 harvest produced a bumper crop, the second largest in history. Graneries full, farmers piled corn on the ground until they could take it to market.

The old double-crib stands as a reminder of an earlier time, when corn was stored on the cob. The building's passage- way between the two slatted bins protected the wagon when, during the winter, the farmer transferred corn from storage.

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"Double Crib" with Jet Contrails Overhead, Bement, Piatt County © D. Gorton 2001
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