Videos from the Glory Days of Cornhusking Contests
Cornhusking contests today don’t draw the tens of thousands of spectators who once attended the contests that Time magazine in 1936 proclaimed “… the fastest growing sporting spectacle in the world.
Below are some videos from the glory days of cornhusking contests.
A newsreel of the 1937 National Cornhusking Championship in Marshall, Missouri:
A newsreel of the 1938 National Cornhusking Championship in Dell Rapids, South Dakota:
For more on today’s cornhusking competitions, see Jerry Schleicher’s article in the May 2012 issue of Farm Collector.
Decades of Wooden Creations
Join David recall his childhood memories of building his first homemade wooden car, which turned into decades of wooden creations.
A Bit of Nostalgia
Read these endearing reminiscences about a homemade “sidewalk car,” built from a Maytag washing machine engine.
Sawing Wood, Any Way You Can
Whether by car or by Galloway engine, sawing wood was a chore that had to be done.