Thursday, March 20, 2014

Interesting Illinois High School Nicknames-- Part 4: Hoopeston Cornjerkers

Sweet corn is pulled (jerked) off the stalk. The leaves are then shucked off and the golden ears thrown into wooden wagons pulled by mules during the days of yore. This is known as cornjerking. The many workers in the field (before the advent of machinery) were known as Cornjerkers. //// Hoopeston is known as the Sweet Corn Capital of the World. --RoadDog

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