by Leonard Jacobs

There is a few copies left of Huskers Digest. Contact the Illinois Corn Husking Association about the price and availability of a book.
The book is the history of the early cornhusking contests from 1924 - 1941. It contains the information that is in Battle Of The Bangboards, by Leonard Jacobs, and more.

If you want more information contact Frank Hennenfent at 309-426-2773.

or e-mail Frank Hennenfent at, thumbhook @

by Mitchel Burns

Mitchel Burns' book about cornhusking called THE NATIONAL, is 180 pages. It has a soft cover with a picture of Paul Luebbe husking in the 1988 Nebraska contest. The book includes information about the revival of the National Cornhusking Contest in 1970, National Contest results from 1970 to 1999, and profiles of the contestants.
Price is $15 plus $3.00 for postage if mailed. Read about the 1975 National.
For more information contact:

or call 660-258-5503 after 7 PM.

Mitchel Burns
21397 Hwy M
Brookfield, Mo. 64628


Bill Gillen's book is available from the Illinois Cornhusking Association. It is the history of the Illinois Contests in Warren County from 1928 to 1985. The Illinois Cornhusking Association has added the records from 1986 to 2005. The cost is $20 plus shipping.

There are a few copies left of Bill Gillens’ book. For a complete description of the book and availability contact Frank Hennenfent at 309-426-2773 or
e-mail     thumbhook @

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