125 Years Ago
Isenberg Named Champion
November 18, 2021
Herald of Aug. 19, 1896
Albert Isenberg of Williamsburg, announced that he was the champion cornhusker of the Cove, “and throws down the gauntlet and stands ready to defend it. “ the Williamsburg correspondent wrote in the Herald. He knocked the husks off of 238 bushels in 11 hours and 30 minutes.” Elmer Rhodes and G. W. Mountz measured the corn. The previous year, Mr. Isenberg husked 176 bushels in 11 hours and ten minutes. In 1885, Seymour Isenberg was acclaimed champion husker with a record of 179 ½ bushels in 11 hours and 15 minutes.
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