Photos: Peyton Manning's tribute corn maze is amazing -- but John Elway got one first
Yes, Peyton Manning has been immortalized in corn, thanks to the LaSalle-based Fritzler family, whose elaborate corn mazes have been a Colorado tradition for a dozen years. The Peyton maze opens to visitors tomorrow (click here for more details) -- but longtime Fritzler fans know he wasn't the first Bronco to have an a-maze-ing transformation. See details below.
A page on the Frizler's website traces the history of the mazes, complete with images of each year's masterpiece. Here are those shots, complete with descriptions from the timeline.
Appropriately enough, the Fritzler's inaugural maze, in 2000, saluted the Broncos....
The 2002 maze, created post-9/11, struck a patriotic theme.
The 2004 maze is among the most ambitious the Fritzlers have attempted -- a recreation of the World War II flag-raising on Iwo Jima.