Thursday, November 27, 2014

September 23, 1959: Nikita Khrushchev Visits Iowa

Khrushchev in Iowa. (Humanities, July/August 2009)
It was September 23, 1959, the day that Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev came to town to visit his friend, seed corn salesman Roswell Garst, and to witness cutting-edge American agricultural technology. The event drew hundreds of reporters and thousands of curiosity-seekers eager to catch a glimpse of the world’s leading Communist.

National Agriculture Hall of Fame

Related articles:
Corn Diplomacy and the Cold War.  (BackStory, 10/6/2013)
Remembering Khrushchev's Visit to Iowa.  (Iowa Journal, 9/18/2009)
50th Anniversary Of Khrushchev's Visit To Iowa Is Celebrated.  (Agriculturist, 8/31/2009)

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