Image: Gull Meadow Farms
Dawn Wendzel  /  AP
A maze in a cornfield in the likeness of the nation's 38th president, the late Gerald R. Ford, is seen Saturday at Gull Meadow Farms near Richland, Mich.
updated 9/15/2007 1:56:07 PM ET 2007-09-15T17:56:07

It’s a corny tribute to the late Gerald Ford — and it can be fully appreciated only from the air.

A farm not far from where Ford grew up created a maze in a cornfield in the likeness of the nation’s 38th president, who died last December.

Each year, Gull Meadow Farms near Richland cuts a maze in its corn fields. A company that specializes in corn maze design drew up the plans for the Ford portrait, which says PRESIDENT FORD across the top and THANKS below.

“Instead of just creating a path for people to travel through, we decided to make it a tribute to the late President Ford,” said Justin Wendzel, a spokesman for the farm.

Ford was 93 when he died Dec. 26 at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He grew up in Grand Rapids, about 42 miles north of Gull Meadow Farms, and represented the area in Congress for years before becoming president in 1974.

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