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1. 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....

2. Archaeologists at Noble-Wieting, Illinois Archaeologists at Noble-Wieting, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Archaeological sites; Maize; Corn; Kickapoo; Archaeology; Indians of North America Illinois State University students study the remains at the Noble-Wieting archaeological site in 1972, a former Indian mound in McLean County. The site is in Heyworth, Illinois.

3. 1948 Corn Bowl program 1948 Corn Bowl program McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Football; Festivals; This program for the 1948 Corn Bowl football game in Bloomington pitted the Illinois Wesleyan Titans against the Eastern Illinois Panthers.

4. Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 Report Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 Report McLean County, Illinois; Farms; Corn; Beans; Oats; Stevenson, Adlai Ewing, 1900-1965; Governors The report from the Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 in Heyworth in 1932 shows the number of acres devoted to each crop and their growing condition. Adlai E. Stevenson was a Democratic Party politician and dipolomat....

5. Land Use on Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 in 1935 Land Use on Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 in 1935 McLean County, Illinois; Land use; Farms; Corn; Beans; Oats; Stevenson, Adlai Ewing, 1900-1965; Governors This drawing shows how the Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 sectioned off farmland for beans, corn, pasture, and oats in 1935. Adlai E. Stevenson was a Democratic Party politician and dipolomat. He was elected...

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. School Work Corn Exhibit of McLean County School Work Corn Exhibit of McLean County McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Exhibitions; Corn; Schoolteachers This boys corn exhibit of McLean County was shown at a Teacher's Institute on December 17, 1909, in Normal, Illinois.

14. Painting: Corn with Pumpkin Painting: Corn with Pumpkin Painting; Still-life; Oil on canvas; Montgomery, Alfred, 1857-1922; Corn A painting with large ears of yellow corn spilling onto a wooden floor from a wooden barrel, a wooden box and patched gunny sack also contain corn. A large shovel rests on the open box. A pumpkin sits...

15. Rural Schools - Corn Exhibit Rural Schools - Corn Exhibit McLean County, Illinois; Education; Agriculture; Corn; Classrooms; Teachers The corn on the desks was exhibited at The County Teachers' Institute on Dec. 17, 1909. The school was in Normal, Illinois.

16. Pfister Float in 1947 Corn Bowl Parade Pfister Float in 1947 Corn Bowl Parade McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Parades & processions; Floats (Parades); Football A Pfister float made of corn cobs travels in the 1947 Corn Bowl parade.

17. Life Magazine Illustration of McLean County Hogs Life Magazine Illustration of McLean County Hogs McLean County, Illinois; Swine; Life Magazine; Corn; Livestock; The caption from this Life Magazine photo of McLean County hogs reads, "Fat-sated hogs on Illinois farm wallow in thick carpet of shelled corn. Farmers prefer to waste corn on livestock rather than sell...

18. Corn Palace at the Bloomington Cornfest Corn Palace at the Bloomington Cornfest McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Celebrations; Harvesting A Corn Palace was the center of the 1915 Bloomington Cornfest. This photo was taken at night.

19. Sommer Bros. Float in 1947 Corn Bowl Parade Sommer Bros. Float in 1947 Corn Bowl Parade McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Floats (Parades); Parades & processions; Football A Sommer Bros. Seed Co. float travels in the 1947 Corn Bowl parade.

20. Cornbelt Bank Building, Bloomington, Illinois (detail) Cornbelt Bank Building, Bloomington, Illinois (detail) McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Banks; After the great Bloomington fire of 1900, the Cornbelt Bank was rebuilt and featured corn ears on the pilaster capitals.
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