Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Canadiens Fan And His Corn Field

A 600-foot-tall likeness of Canadiens great Jean Béliveau. Its scope highlighted by buildings framing it in the 5-acre field of farming brothers Chip and Tom Hunter, in Florenceville, N.B. Photograph by: COURTESY HUNTER BROTHERS FARM

Fans Sow CH Field Of Dreams -- Montreal Gazette

New Brunswick farmers pay tribute to Habs centennial with giant Béliveau corn maze.

He's been looked up to by generations. But only when you look down on Jean Béliveau from an airplane, into a six-acre corn field in Florenceville-Bristol, N.B., can you grasp how much this Canadiens icon is larger than life.

This Jean Béliveau measures nearly 600 feet from head to stick blade - the length of three hockey rinks laid end to end - in a field on the farm of Chip and Tom Hunter.

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