Interesting info on kudzu here. I didn't realize kudzu had been around for so long. I thought it was post-WWII.
I'm on the leading edge of a kudzu spread in my neighborhood. The farmer across the street apparently gave up on spraying, so it keeps coming over to our side of the road. We're not spraying, just keeping it cut enough to stop the spread to the landowners on our other side. Sometimes I feel like I'm on the front lines of a war.