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Stokoe Farms is honoring Susan B. Anthony in a corny way this season

Sep 24, 2017

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Some fall activities around Rochester will also give you a history lesson this season.

A 3-acre corn maze of Susan B. Anthony and her famous Madison Street house now stands at Stokoe Farms in Scottsville, open for families to come and explore this fall.

Marketing Director Julie Izzo Niedzwick said a game within the maze has guests finding facts about the activist’s life as they walk through.

The maze is celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage in New York State.

Izzo Niedzwick said it’s also important to honor Anthony especially after last year's huge turnout at her grave site on election day.

"As a woman, we all really appreciate the facts she worked really hard and tirelessly and had such tenacity to make sure that that happened for women."

She says building a maze starts in February, with planting happening in May. Cutting the maze happens soon after that, when the corn is about 2 to 3 inches high.

"They use grid paper that has been drawn on and ready to go and they mark the maze out with marking paint. And they go back and cut it all within a one day period."

The Susan B. Anthony maze will be open until the end of October.