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Olivia's Ear of Corn is both a monument to pioneers in the community's seed industry who were killed in a 1978 plane crash and a symbol of the community's pride in what continues to be a thriving industry for the area. Amy Elliott and Elizabeth Donius co-directed and co-produced "World's Largest" after setting out to see roadside attractions across the country. The independent film is being shown at the Twin Cities Film Fest and features the Ear of Corn. Tribune file photo

Olivia's Ear of Corn hits big screen

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OLIVIA -- There is no telling how many motorists have spotted Olivia's Ear of Corn alongside U.S. Highway 212 in Olivia, and snapped pictures to stick in their scrapbooks.


Two independent filmmakers have done them all one better and are putting the Ear of Corn on the big screen.

Olivia's giant Ear of Corn is among 61 roadside attractions across the country featured in an independent film titled "World's Largest."

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