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FREMONT COUNTY HERALD. December 1912. "Freaks From the Cornfield".--When
Dame Nature tires of the task of producing in Fremont county cornfields
enough of the golden ears to feed the multitude, she occasionally steps
from the beaten path and tries her hand at inventing something on the freakish
order. Many such specimens have been found during the present husking season
and two very interesting ones are now on exhibition of this office.
One was brought in by Harry Porter found on the "Red" Garrett farm south
of Sidney. It is an almost perfectly formed ear of good length, and all
around the butt are eight separate half conical ears about three inches
long, drooping downward, having much the appearance of one of those fuzzy
hoods worn by the girls on skating expeditions.
The other is a twin ear found by John Vaughan on the "Wilson Knob" near
the Nishna river. Within one husk are two well formed ears, merging into
one at the butt. The ears are slightly under standard size, but sound,
and in appearance, even to the formation of the grain, are as near alike
as the proverbial two peas.