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Topic Title: Where's the Captan--Day 2
Created on September 17, 2009 at 09:01 AM

Captan Cook

I've often heard that you should get off the highways while traveling--take the backroads, stop and smell the coffee. Ok, so on my second day of my 10-day journey I decided to take a little detour and get off the highways. I needed gas so I got off on to the backroads. It was nice, but just as I pulled out of the Sinclair station the "longest train in America" just happened to pass. And I got stuck waiting for it. As I sat passing the time, I "googled" the little midwestern town on my Blackberry and found out some interesting information. The 2000 Census puts the population of this little village at just over 700 people and it is the home to the annual "Smoked Pork Chop Feed" (we need a Holland Grill dealer here!)But this town's claim to fame is that it was one of the settings for the 1984 corny horror flick by one of Hollywood's Royalty. The big chase scene was filmed right on the road where I was watching the world's longest train go by.
So the next time you're traveling across America, get off the highways--but make sure you're not in a hurry. Where the heck am I?


SMOKED PORK CHOPS got to be Ossain indiana


Davenport, IA ?? Movie Children of the Corn ?



N. Weber

Whiting, Iowa

Mike J.

I was going to guess Dyersville, Iowa, then realized that was Field of Dream. So I googled it and came up with Whiting, Iowa. The movie was Children of the Corn.

Captan Cook

Well congratulations to all you googlers! If you're ever in Whiting, Iowa--stay away from the corn!

Bruce Isaac

Welcome to Whiting

Population: 801
Whiting, Iowa • Monona County

parents of the cob or children of the corn