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1. 'Madison' Projectile Points 'Madison' Projectile Points Mississippian Indians; Equipment; Point, Projectile; Arms & armament; Illinois; Indians of North America; McLean County, Illinois; Cahokia, Illinois Four small to medium-sized thin triangular arrowheads. The points are usually like isosceles triangles in shape, or more rarely, equilateral triangles.

2. Diorama of Mississippian Culture Diorama of Mississippian Culture McLean County, Illinois; Indians of North America; Mississippian Indians; Cahokia, Illinois In this picture of a diorama at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois, two Indians, one male and one female, gather corn for food. The male wears a decoration around his neck and a small cloth...

3. Illinois Central Railroad, Construction Illinois Central Railroad, Construction McLean County, Illinois; railroads; Railroad construction & maintenance; The construction of three railroads in the 1850s, including this picture of the Illinois Central Railroad, altered the relationship of the corn farm with the world outside McLean County, Illinois.

4. Isaac Funk Isaac Funk McLean County, Illinois; Frontier & pioneer life; Agriculture; Funk, Isaac, 1797-1865; Politicians Isaac Funk, an early settler of McLean County, played a large role in agriculture. He was also a member of the Illinois State House of Representatives in 1840 and a member of the Illinois State Senate...

5. 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....

6. 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.

7. Centennial Parade, Bloomington, Illinois Centennial Parade, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Parades & processions; Entertainment; Floats (Parades) A float travels down the street near the west side of the square. The crowds are watching the Centennial Parade, Bloomington, Illinois.

8. 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.

9. 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."

10. 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.

11. Feeding the Chickens Feeding the Chickens McLean County, Illinois; Agriculture; Livestock; Chickens Two young boys feed the chickens in rural McLean County, Illinois. Farmers in the area might also have raised hogs, cattle or sheep and grown grain.

12. Skinner School, Hudson Township, Illinois (exterior) Skinner School, Hudson Township, Illinois (exterior) McLean County, Illinois; Education; Classrooms; Teachers The children of Skinner School, Hudson Township, Illinois, pose with their schoolteacher in front of their schoolhouse.

13. Saybrook, Illinois, 1900 Saybrook, Illinois, 1900 McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Winter This photograph shows the snow-covered streets of Saybrook, Illinois, in the winter of 1900.

14. Bloomington, Illinois Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; The photo shows South Center Street in Bloomington, Illinois, around 1857. Shops, sidewalks, livestock, etc. are all visible.

15. Bloomington Fire Company, Bloomington, Illinois Bloomington Fire Company, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Fire fighters; Municipal services; This photograph shows the Bloomington Fire Company with its equipment. Downtown Bloomington, Illinois, can be seen in the background.

16. McLean County, Illinois, Street Scene McLean County, Illinois, Street Scene McLean County, Illinois; Winter; This photo shows winter in McLean County, Illinois.

17. German Day, Bloomington, Illinois German Day, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; German Day; Entertainment; Parades & processions; Fairs; The streets of Bloomington, Illinois, are shown decorated for German Day. By 1870, 13% of the population of Bloomington was of German descent or born in Germany. The Germans in Bloomington held their own...

18. No. 3 School, Bloomington, Illinois No. 3 School, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Education; Public Schools The Number 3 School was a tall brick structure located at Jackson and Mason Streets, Bloomington, Illinois.

19. Union Depot, Bloomington, Illinois Union Depot, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Railroads; Railroad stations; Trains A crowd mingles on the Union Depot platform on West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois.

20. Cooking class, Bloomington High School, Illinois Cooking class, Bloomington High School, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Education; Cookery Girls practice their cooking skills in cooking class at Bloomington High School, Illinois.
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