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Flat Bottom Drain Tile
Flat Bottom Drain Tile
Resource Typeimage
TitleFlat Bottom Drain Tile
Coverage / Yearc. 1865
DescriptionThis drain tile was made of clay and used for drainage of fields. It has a flat bottom and is 2-4 inches in diameter.
InterpretationEarly tiles had flat bottoms and were 2-4 inches in diameter, but they soon increased in size and had rounded bottoms to help drain fields. Tiles were mass produced in local factories.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History
Learning Standards15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems
Author or CreatorMcLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill.
Other ContributorsWalters, William D, Jr., 1942-
Source'The Heart of the Cornbelt: An Illustrated History of Corn Farming in McLean County,' by William D. Walters Jr.; ISBN 0-943788-15-3 (1997)
Subject / KeywordsMcLean County, Illinois; Tiles; Drainage;
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifiermch0259; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 4:3, p. 42
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