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1. Illinois in 1837 Illinois in 1837 Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Farming; Rivers; Construction; Travel Illinois in 1837 : a sketch descriptive of the situation, boundaries, face of the country, prominent districts, prairies, rivers, minerals, animals, agricultural productions, public lands, plans of internal...

2. William D. Walters, Jr. William D. Walters, Jr. McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Teachers; Authors William D. Walters, Jr., a professor of geography at Illinois State University, researched and wrote 'The Heart of the Cornbelt: An Illustrated History of Corn Farming in McLean County,' published in 1997....

3. 100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois 100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Street railroads; Photographs Photograph of Washington Street in Bloomington, Illinois in 1904. The image includes text describing each of the numbered items.

4. Illinois Tractor Advertisement Illinois Tractor Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Tractors; Advertisements; Plows The Illinois Tractor Company in Bloomington promised "the lowest priced tractor in the world."

5. Illinois Tractor Advertisement Illinois Tractor Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Advertisements; Tractors; Demonstrations This advertisement from the Illinois Silo and Tractor company promotes a demonstration of a tractor that plows, plants, harrows, and discs the corn.

6. Central Mill and Elevator Company Central Mill and Elevator Company McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Grain elevators; Agriculture; Bicycles & tricycles; Carriages & coaches; The Central Mill and Elevator Company was located at 901 E. Front St. in Bloomington, near the railroad.

7. Mitsubishi Stamping Mitsubishi Stamping McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Stamping; Steel; Automobiles; Factories; Industry This is one of the five press lines in the stamping shop at Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America (MMMA) where coils of steel are stamped into body parts such as doors, hoods, and floor plans.

8. Brokaw Plow Shop Brokaw Plow Shop McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Plows; Clippers; Utility poles; Agriculture The Brokaw Plow Shop perfected the 'Bloomington Clipper Plow,' an effective tool for turning prairie soil.

9. Arctic Ice Company Advertisement Arctic Ice Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Advertisements; Business people; Industry The Arctic Ice Company was one of several local manufacturing companies in Bloomington, Illinois, which ultimately failed.

10. Ear of corn close-up Ear of corn close-up McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn husking; Tassel; Plants; Agriculture A closeup of an ear of corn still in its husk, tasseled, on the stalk of the plant.

11. Farmer's Elevator Farmer's Elevator McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Grain elevators; Fences; Farmers; Farming A farmer's elevator in Cooksville, Illinois, has siding on all sides. A fence leads to the elevator, which has a shingled roof.

12. Funk Brothers State Fair Exhibit Funk Brothers State Fair Exhibit McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Seed trade; Advertisements; Corn; Hybrids This exhibit for Funk Brothers Seed Company at the Illinois State Fair in 1904 shows a giant ear of corn sticking up and a sign for free samples of seed.

13. Corn Belt Bank, Bloomington, Illinois Corn Belt Bank, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Banks; Horses; Carriages & coaches; The Corn Belt Bank building in downtown Bloomington is six stories high, one of the tallest in the city. A horse and carriage wait on the street outside.

14. Grain elevator Grain elevator McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Grain elevators; Fences; Farmers; Farming A farmer's elevator in Cooksville, Illinois has wooden siding on all sides. A fence leads to this elevator, which has a shingled roof.

15. Corn Belt Bank, Bloomington, Illinois Corn Belt Bank, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Banks; Horses; Carriages & coaches; The Corn Belt Bank building in downtown Bloomington, with a horse and carriage waiting outside.

16. Mary (Rengal) Hartzold Mary (Rengal) Hartzold McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Farmers; Farming; Women Mary (Rengal) Hartzold of Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois. She was the wife of Henry Hartzold, a farmer.

17. Plow Sketch Plow Sketch McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Plows; Sketches A sketch of an early plow, probably hitched to oxen or horses. A hook at the front provides for the hitch. At the back are handles for the farmer to guide the plow. A wheel in the middle provides movement....

18. McLean County Map in Corn Exhibit McLean County Map in Corn Exhibit McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Exhibitions; Corn; Maps; Education; Schoolteachers A map of McLean County sits in the middle of a corn school exhibit at a December 17, 1909, Teacher's Institute in Normal, Illinois.

19. Harvest Time Sketch Harvest Time Sketch McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn shocks; Harvesting; Farmers; Farming; Sketches A harvest scene sketch of a farmer shocking corn, another harvesting it, and bundles of shocked corn scattered throughout the field.

20. County School Display at State Fair County School Display at State Fair McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Schools; Education; Exhibitions; Corn; Fairs This school corn exhibit from McLean County is on display at the 1909 Illinois State Fair.
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