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1. 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...

2. Eugene Funk Eugene Funk McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Seed trade; Portrait photographs; Farms; Funk, Eugene Duncan, 1867-1944 This is a portrait of Eugene Funk, who began breeding and selling corn seed. He was a noted seedsman who pioneered the use of hybrid corn. He was the son of LaFayette Funk, co-founder and director the...

3. 1948 Corn Bowl program 1948 Corn Bowl program McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Football; Festivals; This program for the 1948 Corn Bowl football game in Bloomington pitted the Illinois Wesleyan Titans against the Eastern Illinois Panthers.

4. 1947 Corn Bowl Parade Pioneers Float 1947 Corn Bowl Parade Pioneers Float McLean County, Illinois; Parades & processions; Corn; Horses; Carts & wagons; Floats (Parades); Football A float from Union Auto Insurance, depicting an old covered wagon, pulled by horses, travels in the 1947 Corn Bowl Parade.

5. Feasting on Sweet Corn at the Corn Bowl Feasting on Sweet Corn at the Corn Bowl McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Eating & drinking; Festivals; Football During the Corn Bowl, patrons sit at long tables and dine on sweet corn in celebration.

6. 1947 Corn Bowl Parade 1947 Corn Bowl Parade McLean County, Illinois; Parades & processions; Corn; Floats (Parades); Football A float from the City of Bloomington depicting a mill wheel travels in the 1947 Corn Bowl Parade.

7. Cultivating Soybeans with Horses Cultivating Soybeans with Horses McLean County, Illinois; Soybeans; Farmers; Farming; Horses; Croplands A farmer, pulled by two horses, cultivates his soybean crop about 1930.

8. Bloomington Book Bindery Advertisement Bloomington Book Bindery Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Book binding; Advertisements The Bloomington Book Bindery started business in 1854. Books of all kinds were bound in Russia, Calf, Morocco, or Sheep. Russia was a trade name which applied to a shaved cowhide or calfskin which was...
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