Husking Frolic

The following appeared in the New York Daily Whig in 1838

A fight came off at Maysville, Kentucky in which a Mr.Coulster was stabbed in the side, and is dead; a Mr. Gibson was well hacked with a knife; a Mr. Farr was dangerously wounded. This entertainment was the winding up of a corn husking frolic, when all doubtless were right merry with good whiskey.

husking bee, husking frolic: a social event in which the community came together to husk corn and to drink; they often ended with drunken brawls.

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