And each inventor suggested his device was the best aid that a farmer could use to accelerate the husking process and make it less labor-intensive.
In my experience attending husking contests, the thumb hook is the device of choice.
Corn husking is an excellent form of exercise, but it can be very tiring after an 8-hour day.
To join in the husking competition, just bring a good husking peg or hook, sign in at the registration desk and wait your turn.
Horse-drawn shuttle wagons hauled visitors and competitors to and from the husking area.
Husking competitions began popping up in the 1920s, and some drew crowds of thousands.
Husking competitions continue today in many states as fall festivals.
The farmer walked alongside, pulling the ripe ear from the stalk, husking it and then throwing it over his shoulder at the wagon, all in one fluid motion.
Picking from the stalk was the method used in the National Corn Husking Championships started in 1922 by Henry A.