Pie in the Sky:
The Authorized History of Punkin Chunkin'
by Bob Kotowski
Punkin’ Chunkin’ has been a part of Delaware for over twenty years now and it is likely to continue for many more autumns. Who would have thought that a challenge to see who could throw a pumpkin the farthest would grow to be one of the largest events in our state, drawing tens of thousands of people to acres of corn fields in normally quiet “slower” Delaware?
Author Bob Kotowski has tirelessly researched this amazing phenomenon and provides you with the most definitive chronicle of Chunkin’. We begin with a history of war machines to the day the hat was thrown down in 1986 to the present. Through the early rudimentary, homemade devices to the cannons that resemble artillery pieces, we are led step by step towards the ultimate quest—to be the first being to hurl a gourd a mile. It makes the Grail seem unimportant!
Heavily illustrated with many heretofore unpublished photographs and illustrations, Kotowski’s work clears the air of myths and misinformation that has grown over twenty-two years. The facts are now revealed. If you want to know how it really started, it is here.
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