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Excess corn stored outside elevator
Excess corn stored outside elevator
Resource Typeimage
TitleExcess corn stored outside elevator
Coverage / Yearc. 1950
DescriptionWhen grain elevators and silos were full due to a bumper crop or better technology, excess corn would sometimes be piled on the ground for temporary storage.
InterpretationCorn yields increased rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s. Even high-rise reinforced concrete elevators cannot always handle the crop.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities
Learning Standards13 Science, Technology and Society; 15 Economics; 16 History;
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; Storage facilities; Silos
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 Identifiermch0352; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 8:2, p. 110
CONTENTdm file name20317182532002_mch0352.jpg
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