Country MoonOver three inches of rain fell. There was mud everywhere. Horses and wagons tromped through deep gullies as did tractors and people.

As the day wore on, it only got muddier. Still they came, young and old... to husk.

This was my third year of attending the Indiana State Corn Husking Contest. I met a lot of nice people, it was fun and I was helping to preserve a bit of history. Did I also mention that it feeds the competitive side of me?

So, I came back last year and again this year. Yep, I am hooked.

It all started in the early 1900s when families and neighbors would gather to harvest corn by hand. Even though it was hard work, it was fun and brought folks together.

Soon local competitions blossomed to see who the best husker was. From there it grew to state and national competitions. Tens of thousands would come to witness these contests and the winners were as well-known as today's major athletes.

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