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1. Corn Exhibit Photograph Corn Exhibit Photograph McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Galleries & museums; Exhibitions; A photo of the 'Just Corn: The Amaizing Story' exhibit inside the McLean County Museum of History in 1997. Panels of related photos and logos of seed companies are shown.

2. The Heart of the Cornbelt book cover The Heart of the Cornbelt book cover McLean County, Illinois; Books; Book covers; Farming; Farmers; Corn; Frontier & pioneer life; This cover from The Heart of the Cornbelt: An Illustrated History of Corn Farming in McLean County by William D. Walters Jr. covers corn farming from Native Americans to present.

3. Husking Corn By Hand Husking Corn By Hand McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Employees; Migrant agricultural laborers; A migrant worker husks corn by hand in a cornfield in McLean County about 1910.

4. 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...

5. Single Row Corn Picker about 1935 Single Row Corn Picker about 1935 McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Harvesting machinery; A single row corn picker machine helps harvest the crop in a McLean County field about 1935.

6. Ethanol advertisement Ethanol advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Ethanol; Advertisements; Fences; Corn This advertisement promoting ethanol sits on the fence outside Leo Miller's farm in McLean County.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Gable Roof Corn Crib Gable Roof Corn Crib McLean County, Illinois; Corn cribs; Agricultural facilities; Gables; Corn cribs like this were built for more than a hundred years in McLean County and were among the most valuable structures on many farms.

10. 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.

11. Corn Mortar Corn Mortar McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Frontier & pioneer life; Settlers; This corn mortar was used by early McLean County settler John Moore for pounding corn.

12. Corn Plant Drawing Corn Plant Drawing McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Sketches; Sketch of a corn plant.

13. Yellow Dent Corn Yellow Dent Corn McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Yellow Dent corn was well known to McLean County's earliest white settlers. This is Reid's Yellow Dent, a later development.

14. Husking Hook Husking Hook McLean County, Illinois; Corn husking; Corn; Canvas; A corn husking hook was used to strip the ear from its outer covering. It attachs to the hand with canvas and maintains a sharp metal hook.

15. Corn Crib on Lewis Bohrer Farm Corn Crib on Lewis Bohrer Farm McLean County, Illinois; Corn cribs; Farms This drawing of the Lewis Bohrer farm shows a corn crib in the upper right corner.

16. Mole Ditcher Mole Ditcher McLean County, Illinois; Drainage; Croplands; Corn The mole ditcher was an iron-tipped log, series of logs, or round iron blade (such as seen here) about four inches in diameter, which was pulled through the soil a few inches under the surface.

17. Horse Drawn Corn Picker Horse Drawn Corn Picker McLean County, Illinois; Harvesting machinery; Corn; Horses A horse drawn corn picker harvests the crop in the early 1900s in McLean County.

18. Hedged Cornfield about 1925 Hedged Cornfield about 1925 McLean County, Illinois; Hedges (Plants); Corn; Croplands; Barns Behind the hedging is a harvested cornfield with a utility pole and wire running through it. Two barns sit in the background.

19. Low Density Corn Planting Low Density Corn Planting McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Croplands; A farmer walks a cornfield of low density corn in eastern McLean County about 1920.

20. Display of Corn and Signs Display of Corn and Signs McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Fertilizer industry; Signs (Notices); This display of corn and McLean County's growing methods informs visitors of the many techniques used by farmers.
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