In the 1920s, farmers were national heroes and cornhusking was the next great sporting spectacle. This documentary explores the evolution of the annual cornhusking contest at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center in Oakley. The film features the unique group of farmers the revived the dying tradition in 1971.
This film supports "Harvesting the Spirit of Competition," a special exhibit at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center that explores the Kansas State Cornhusking competition. The project is part of "Hometown Teams," a statewide initiative exploring the way sports build and unite communities.
Sponsored by: Wild West Historical Foundation.
Funded project of the Kansas Humanities Council. KHC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors. Individual and corporate contributions, funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and funding from the State of Kansas supports our work.