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1. Farmers inspecting corn Farmers inspecting corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Farmers; Farming; Croplands Three farmers in hats wear pouches around their necks while inspecting Funk's corn.

2. 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.

3. Planter, Hand Planter, Hand Farming; Farmers; Appliances; Corn; Agriculture; Illinois; 1. Homemade corn planter, painted blue. No distinguishing marks. Has handle, seed hopper and hand-lever. 2. Wooden planter. Long square body, flat on one side and tapers to a blunt point on the front....

4. Marking Cornfield Marking Cornfield McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Farming; Farmers; This drawing of a hand-held planter shows a farmer planting in evenly-marked spaces.

5. 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...

6. 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.

7. Adjusting belt on combine in October 1995 Adjusting belt on combine in October 1995 McLean County, Illinois; Combines (Agricultural machinery); Harvesting machinery; Maintenance & repair; Corn Darrell Beehn, Jr. adjusts a belt on a John Deere 4400 combine in October 1995.

8. Washing out roots Washing out roots McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Farmers; Farming; Hoses; Corn Standing in a hole around where a cornstalk was growing, a farmer washes the roots of the plant with a hose to inspect the crop.

9. Checking corn Checking corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Farmers; Farming A farmer wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants checks a stalk of corn in a field.

10. Shocked Corn Shocked Corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Fields This field of shocked corn in McLean County was tied up by farmers for drying purposes during the harvest.

11. Field of Shocked Corn Field of Shocked Corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Fields; Corn A field of shocked corn in McLean County shows how farmers prepared for the harvest.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. Flint Corn Flint Corn McLean County, Illinois; corn; Flint corn was praised by early farmers for its ability to withstand wind and weather, but it was not well regarded as livestock feed.

15. Corn Sheller Advertisement Corn Sheller Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Corn husking; Corn; Advertisements This is an ad for a corn sheller, which would provide feed by removing kernels from the cob.

16. Drag Roller Drag Roller McLean County, Illinois; Sketches; Corn This drawing shows a drag roller, a rotating cylinder on one end and a hitch on the other.

17. 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.

18. Shocked Corn Shocked Corn McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Farmers; Farming Shocked corn as it appears in a farmer's field with a farmer looking on.

19. Corn Husking Contest Corn Husking Contest McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Contests; Corn husking; An arial photo of a corn husking contest at Funk's Farm with hundreds of spectators.

20. Funk Warehouse Funk Warehouse McLean County, Illinois; Warehouses; Storage facilities; Corn Ears of corn fill a Funk warehouse in the early 1900s.
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