The scarecrow is a historical feature of American tradition that stands steady as time waxes on – even as Americans move from farm and field to cities and urban centers.
Truly, the scarecrow is rooted in the rural life style. Hay stuffed scarecrows grace pumpkin patches, corn fields and many agri-tourism destinations across rural America to this day and conjures up memories of childhood and the sillier, more simplisic times, of life on the farm. It is truly one of those iconic symbols that brings us all back to the simple life and reminds us of the primitive ways that served a purpose and also entertained.
So, how old is this tradition and is it an American one? That is an interesting question!
Learn more about the history of the scarecrow on this blog.