• Pipe Spring National Monument

    Pipe Spring

    National Monument Arizona

Corn Husker

Corn and Corn Husker

What: The corn husker was used to strip off the husk or outer coating of the corn. The fingers went through the holes and the blade on the bottom stripped off the husk. There were many varieties of corn huskers. Husking corn was done mainly for field corn used to feed animals. Sometimes it was a social event with people gathering to husk corn and visit with neighbors.

Who: The pioneers used corn huskers.

Did You Know?

James Whitmore, and the Pipe Spring Longhorns of today, Whit and Tess

James Whitmore brought 400 longhorns with him from Texas to Utah in the 1850s. On April 13, 1863, Whitmore received a land certificate for a 160-acre tract, which included Pipe Spring.