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1. Land Use on Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 in 1935 Land Use on Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 in 1935 McLean County, Illinois; Land use; Farms; Corn; Beans; Oats; Stevenson, Adlai Ewing, 1900-1965; Governors This drawing shows how the Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 sectioned off farmland for beans, corn, pasture, and oats in 1935. Adlai E. Stevenson was a Democratic Party politician and dipolomat. He was elected...

2. Clay Pot Clay Pot Mississippian Indians; Equipment; Pots & pans; This clay pot was used by the Mississippian Indians. An important use was food storage.

3. Corn Mortar Corn Mortar McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Frontier & pioneer life; Settlers; This corn mortar was used by early McLean County settler John Moore for pounding corn.

4. 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.

5. 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...

6. Soybean Chemical Sprayer Soybean Chemical Sprayer McLean County, Illinois; Soybeans; Fertilizers; Chemicals; Croplands; This chemical sprayer douses soybean plants with insecticides to help crop growth.

7. Dumping corn into pit before drying Dumping corn into pit before drying McLean County, Illinois; Harvesting; Trucks; Holes; Al Bateman dumps havested grain from his truck into a pit before drying.

8. National Automatic Scale Advertisement National Automatic Scale Advertisement Business enterprises; Merchants; Advertisements; Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; The National Automatic Scale Company was located at 215 E. Douglas St. in Bloomington. They specialized in the manufacture of scales for agriculture use.

9. Lenze's Tinsmith Shop Advertisement Lenze's Tinsmith Shop Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Tinsmithing; Tin; Roofing tiles; Copper industry; Sheet iron; Advertisements Emil Lenze manufactured tin, copper, and sheet iron ware, often for use in roofing and spouting in Bloomington.

10. 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...

11. U.S. Food Administration Advertisement U.S. Food Administration Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; United States Food Administration; Advertisements; History An ad for the United States Food Adminstration reads: Corn The Food of the Nation Serve Some Way Every Meal Appetizing Nourishing.

12. Harvesting Corn with Horses Harvesting Corn with Horses McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Harvesting machinery; Horses Piles of corn ears lie on the ground of a harvest row. A team of horses stands at the end of the row of harvested corn and the rest of the unharvested field is on the left.

13. Corn Markers Description Corn Markers Description McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn markers; Runners; Sketches A printed description of the use of a corn marker, along with a drawing of a corn marker.

14. Horses harvesting cornfield Horses harvesting cornfield McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Harvesting; Horses; Ox teams; A team of horses stands at the end of a row of harvested corn and the rest of the unharvested field is on the left. Two horses stand opposite on the other side of a fence.
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