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1. Wooden Pitchfork Wooden Pitchfork Agriculture; Equipment; Pitchforks; This type of wooden pitchfork was commonly used on farms throughout McLean County, Illinois.

2. 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.

3. Weston Depot Weston Depot Railroads; Transportation; Railroad stations; The small wooden depot served the town of Weston, Illinois. Multiple railroad tracks can be seen in the foreground.

4. Reaping Hook or Sickle Reaping Hook or Sickle Agriculture; Equipment; Harvesting machinery; Harvesting; The sickle was used to cut the grain during the harvesting process. It was then threshed with a wooden flail and cleaned by tossing it into the air with a fork.

5. Nelson Jones Home, South of Towanda, Illinois Nelson Jones Home, South of Towanda, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Dwellings; Towanda, Illinois; Jones, Nelson; Italianate farmhouses The Nelson Jones home, south of Towanda, was the first of several large Italianate farmhouses built in McLean County.

6. 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.

7. Funk Seed Corn in Shipping Crates Funk Seed Corn in Shipping Crates McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Seed trade; Shipping; Crates Funk's seed corn packaged in wooden crates.

8. Concrete Fence Post Concrete Fence Post McLean County, Illinois; Concrete; Fences; Construction; Fencing This wooden fence was constructed using longer-lasting concrete fence posts.

9. Men in corn wagons Men in corn wagons McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Carts & wagons; Overalls; Horses; Harvesting machinery; Two men in overalls sit in wooden wagons full of corn as horses pull them.

10. Corn Crib Building Corn Crib Building McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn cribs; Buildings; Storage facilities; Silos The side of a wooden corn crib building with ears poking through gaps in the slats of wood. It appears to have a metal roof.

11. 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.
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