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1. Pantagraph Bindery Pantagraph Bindery McLean County, Illinois; The Pantagraph; Communication; Newspapers This photo shows The Book Bindery of The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois. The Pantagraph newspaper first published in 1837. It was two years older than the Chicago Tribune, and was a well-respected newspaper....

2. 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.

3. J.W. Bowles and Company Advertisement J.W. Bowles and Company Advertisement Normal, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Patent medicines; Advertisements J.with Bowles and Company manufactured the National Kidney and Liver Cure, a popular patent medicine, in Normal, Illinois.

4. Dr. Howe's Medicines Advertisement Dr. Howe's Medicines Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Advertisements; Patent medicines; Balsam Dr. Howe and his partner, Dr. Woodard, produced a variety of patent medicines in Bloomington. Their medicines were later produced by Dr. Z. Waters who gave his name to the line.

5. Everybody should use Dr. Howe's Medicines Advertisement Everybody should use Dr. Howe's Medicines Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Advertisements; Patent medicines; Balsam Honey Balsam and Blackberry Balsam were two of the popular medicines of Dr. Howe. Dr. Howe and his partner, Dr. Woodard, produced a variety of patent medicines in Bloomington. Their medicines were later...

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. Kickapoo Bear Chief (Mkopahmah) Kickapoo Bear Chief (Mkopahmah) Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Indians of North America; McLean County, Illinois; Kansas; Clothing & dress Bear Chief (Mkopahmah) was a Kickapoo Indian living on the Kickapoo reservation in Kansas. He was photographed by Milo Custer, who visited there in 1906 and 1911.

8. Wreckage of the Bloomington Fire Wreckage of the Bloomington Fire McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Street railroads; Fire; The damaged Bloomington skyline is visible beyond the courthouse square. A streetcar and a crowd of people are visible in the foreground. June 19, 1900, much of the center of Bloomington was destroyed...

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. Oxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm Oxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm McLean County, Illinois; Ox teams; Farms; Plows Oxen, like this team on a turn-of-the-century McLean County farm, were slower than horses but more suited to heavy tasks like prairie breaking.

11. Untrimmed Osage Orange Hedge Row Untrimmed Osage Orange Hedge Row McLean County, Illinois; Hedges (Plants); Fencing This Osage orange hedgerow in Blue Mound Township, McLean County, has remained untrimmed for many years.

12. 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.

13. Single Pen Corn Crib Single Pen Corn Crib McLean County, Illinois; Corn cribs; Storage facilities; Many corn crib forms were possible for corn storage. This is a single crib.

14. Beebee's Patent Cure for Balkiness in Horses Advertisement Beebee's Patent Cure for Balkiness in Horses Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Horses; Mules; Patents; Advertisements This is an ad for a patent to prevent balkiness in horses and mules. Balkiness is an unwillingness of the horse to move forward. Horses sometimes become balky due to physical ailments such as sharp teeth,...

15. Dennis Kenyon Home in the 1970s Dennis Kenyon Home in the 1970s McLean County, Illinois; Farms; Homesteading; Dwellings; The Dennis Kenyon home in the early 1970s.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. Prairie Breaking Prairie Breaking McLean County, Illinois; Plowing; Plows; Yokes; Ox teams; This drawing shows a yoke of oxen plowing a field.

20. Masthead from McLean County Anti-Monopolist Masthead from McLean County Anti-Monopolist McLean County, Illinois; Mastheads; Farmers; Farming; Railroads; Newspapers This masthead is from an anti-monopolist newspaper briefly published in Saybrook.
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