Histories: Trempealeau Co. Historical Accounts:
"Trempealeau County" by Clarence J. Gamroth:
Miscellaneous: The Horseshoe Cornsheller
By Donald Gunderson, 1947
Archie Lome, resident of Whitehall, tells the story of a farm implement that is believed to be about 80 years old. While working on a farm owned by a Mr. Jergenson near Whitehall, he ran across a handmade cornsheller. This one was not operated by a crank. The sheller was made from a piece of hickory and shaped womewhat like a horseshoe. It was carved by hand. In the curve of the horseshoe were fastened some sharp pieces of steel. The device apparently was held in one hand while the cob was rubbed up and down agains the pieces of steel. Mr. Jorgenson claims it was made by his father. The wood strangely enough was in a state of perfect preservation. Mr. Lome claims the device was very effective if you knew how to use it.
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