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Indiana farmer plants corn maize tribute to Carrie Fisher
A southern Indiana farmer who created a corn maze with trails outlining the face of “Star Wars” character Princess Leia says he planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A southern Indiana farmer who created a corn maze with trails outlining the face of “Star Wars” character Princess Leia says he planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher.

Jeremy Goebel designed the maze in February, more than a month after Fisher’s late December death, and planted it this spring using a GPS device. The corn is now mature and its trails outline the “Star Wars” character’s face, distinctive hairstyle and part of her upper body.

Goebel tells the Evansville Courier & Press that as a longtime “Star Wars” fan he “wanted to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher.”

The maze at Goebel Farms in Evansville, Indiana, honors Fisher with trails above Leia’s head that spell out “Carrie Fisher RIP 1956-2016.” The maze opens to paying customers this weekend.

View of .45 and .30 caliber bullets manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation, Evansville Ordnance Plant. Label on back: “Detroit, Mich. A billion .45 and .30 caliber bullets have already been shipped from the Chrysler Corporation, Evansville Ordnance Plant. This plant employs in excess of 12,000 people. Each bullet must go through almost one hundred operations before it is finally shipped to the fighting fronts. Each bullet must be perfect. No scratches, dents or imperfections are permitted. Dimensions must be exact to .001 of an inch. (VL-2219).” Handwritten on back: “Ammunition.” 1942-1945.

  • Courtesy of the National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library
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