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Shirley Corn and Horse Show
Shirley Corn and Horse Show
Resource Typeimage
TitleShirley Corn and Horse Show
Coverage / Year1912
DescriptionThe entrance to the main tent at the 1912 Shirley Corn and Horse Show was decorated with cornstalks. Hundreds came to celebrate the corn harvest.
InterpretationThe Shirley Corn and Horse Show was held in October. The annual fair included music, oratory on corn, and judging of corn. A fair also had judging of pies, candy, and ketchup.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History; Celebrations and Festivals
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; Corn; Horses; Festivals; Celebrations
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 Identifiermch0308; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 6:1, p. 77
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