National Geographic : 1937 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE YOUNG HUSKERS WORK IN A GREEN-GOLD SEA OF CORNSTALKS AND EARS Nearly swamped in fodder, the men often turn this farm drudgery into thrilling competition. Beef cattle and hogs consume much of southern Wisconsin's ripened corn. Farther north, early frosts prevent the crop's maturity, and green fodder is siloed for dairy cows. U INational uteographic society rinlay Irnotograpns oy 1i. aXntnony 'tewart PLUM LAKE IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN WAS THE SCENE OF THIS TRIUMPH To land a 30-pound "muskie" and follow it with one of 19 pounds would set any sportsman's pulse racing. These joyful fishermen marched into camp singing "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here," with the catch dangling from an oar. Gamy muskellunge sometimes grow six feet long and weigh 80 pounds.