Cornhusking Contests Keep History Alive

National Cornhuskers Assn. hosts cornhusking contests throughout the Midwest each fall

At 77, Ardith Clair is a comparative youngster in her age group. “You’ve got to be 75 to pick in this class,” she says. “I had a cousin still shucking at 85, so I’ve got a ways to go.”
At 77, Ardith Clair is a comparative youngster in her age group. “You’ve got to be 75 to pick in this class,” she says. “I had a cousin still shucking at 85, so I’ve got a ways to go.”
Photo by Terri McManus