Above the Fruited Plain
America became truly a land of plenty. The hard-working settlers harvested a bountiful variety of foods to feed a growing nation. Here the farmer and his family haul to town a wagon overflowing with corn, baskets of apples and containers of milk. My mother remembers doing this very thing when she was a young girl. Overhead, pigeons have found their home atop the grain elevator, a sturdy monument to the rich soil and the people who toil on it.