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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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...

4. Land Surveyor's Notes in McLean County Land Surveyor's Notes in McLean County McLean County, Illinois; Surveying; These notes from a federal land surveyor provide the earliest detailed record of McLean County land.

5. Rail Corn Crib Rail Corn Crib McLean County, Illinois; Corn cribs; Storage facilities; Rail corn cribs like this one, photographed about 1910, were popular forms of early pioneer corn storage.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Restored Patton Cabin in Lexington Restored Patton Cabin in Lexington McLean County, Illinois; Pioneers; Cabins; Frontier & pioneer life; The restored Patton cabin in Lexington.

9. Cooksville, Illinois, Grain Elevator about 1910 Cooksville, Illinois, Grain Elevator about 1910 McLean County, Illinois; Grain elevators; Storage facilities; Railroads The farmer's grain elevator sits in Cooksville in 1910.

10. 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.

11. Heafer Tile Company in Bloomington Heafer Tile Company in Bloomington McLean County, Illinois; Factories; Tiles; Drainage; Smokestacks; Edgar Heafer's tile plant, the Heafer Tile Company, produced many tiles for field drainage.

12. Corn Palace at the Bloomington Cornfest Corn Palace at the Bloomington Cornfest McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Celebrations; Harvesting A Corn Palace was the center of the 1915 Bloomington Cornfest. This photo was taken at night.

13. Tile Barn Remains Tile Barn Remains McLean County, Illinois; Tiles; Barns; Circular buildings; Silos The remains of this round tile barn include the walls. It is located north of Normal, Illinois.

14. Price Jones 1914 Tile Barn Price Jones 1914 Tile Barn McLean County, Illinois; Barns; Tiles; Cattle; Feed stores; Towanda, Illinois; Jones, Price This tile barn was built by Price Jones in 1914 to house feeder cattle. It is located near Towanda.

15. Meyer Brewing Company Advertisement Meyer Brewing Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Beer; Brewing industry; Buildings; Advertisements Meyer Brewing Company, located where Highland Golf Course is today, brewed beer from 1862 until Prohibition closed the business. This advertisement proclaims, "Not the largest brewery in the world, but...

16. Bloomington Brush and Trunk Company Advertisement Bloomington Brush and Trunk Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Brooms & brushes; Luggage; Boots; Shoes; Shoe industry; Advertisements The Bloomington Brush and Trunk Co. was a 19th century manufacturer. They produced brushes of all types -- clothes, stove, shoe, tooth, hair, and paint -- and, in 1877, expanded production to included...

17. Bloomington Pork Packing Company Bloomington Pork Packing Company McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Pork; Shipping; Hogs; Pigs In 1872, William Van Schoick combined his company with three partners to form the Bloomington Pork Packing Company. The company butchered 15,000 hogs annually, but ultimately failed, due to competition...

18. Corn Belt Creamery Co. Advertisement Corn Belt Creamery Co. Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Creamery; Corn; Butter; Advertisements The Corn Belt Creamery Company produced butter at 211-17 North Prairie St. in Bloomington.

19. Ear of corn close-up Ear of corn close-up McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn husking; Tassel; Plants; Agriculture A closeup of an ear of corn still in its husk, tasseled, on the stalk of the plant.

20. 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.
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