Monday, April 02, 2012

The View from DeKalb

April 1, 2012 -- Its Merits Recommend It, a 1999 mural overlooking downtown DeKalb, Illinois, reminds visitors of the region's history. A DeKalb farmer patented barbed wire in 1874. The mural's designer borrowed the title from an old advertisement for wire fencing. The state's official snack food? Popcorn.