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1. Isaac and Cassandra Funk Isaac and Cassandra Funk Funk, Isaac, 1797-1865; Funk, Cassandra; Funk's Grove, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois Isaac and Cassandra Funk were important early settlers of McLean County.

2. 'Madison' Projectile Points 'Madison' Projectile Points Mississippian Indians; Equipment; Point, Projectile; Arms & armament; Illinois; Indians of North America; McLean County, Illinois; Cahokia, Illinois Four small to medium-sized thin triangular arrowheads. The points are usually like isosceles triangles in shape, or more rarely, equilateral triangles.

3. 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.

4. Land Warrant Land Warrant McLean County, Illinois; Land; Richard Baldridge used land warrants, similar to this title, to purchase his McLean County farm.

5. Dennis Kenyon Farmstead in 1874 Dennis Kenyon Farmstead in 1874 McLean County, Illinois; Cabins; Farms; Fences; Homesteading; Sketches This sketch of the Dennis Kenyon farm appeared in the 1874 Atlas of McLean County.

6. 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.

7. Delaware Village in Federal Land Survey Delaware Village in Federal Land Survey McLean County, Illinois; Villages; Maps; Measured drawings; The Federal Land Surveyors recorded a Delaware village near the Mackinaw River. The area west of the village is where John Thompson planted his first crop in 1829.

8. Ox Shoes Ox Shoes McLean County, Illinois; Ox teams; Shoes; Plows; Ox shoes, such as these, were used to protect oxen hooves when they plowed up prairie land.

9. Concrete Fence Post Concrete Fence Post McLean County, Illinois; Concrete; Fences; Construction; Fencing This wooden fence was constructed using longer-lasting concrete fence posts.

10. Cooksville, Illinois, in the late 1800s Cooksville, Illinois, in the late 1800s McLean County, Illinois; Railroads; Townships; Stores & shops; This photo shows the business section of Cooksville in 1885.

11. 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.

12. Griesheim's Advertisement for Cornfest Griesheim's Advertisement for Cornfest McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Festivals; Celebrations; Advertisements; Stores & shops Griesheim's clothing store runs an ad for the Bloomington Cornfest.

13. Tile Corn Crib Tile Corn Crib McLean County, Illinois; Tiles; Corn cribs; Construction This oval corn crib was built of hollow building tile.

14. Excess corn stored outside elevator Excess corn stored outside elevator McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Storage facilities; Silos When grain elevators and silos were full due to a bumper crop or better technology, excess corn would sometimes be piled on the ground for temporary storage.

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. Meyer Brewing Company Meyer Brewing Company McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Beer; Brewing industry; Buildings Meyer Brewing Company, located where Highland Golf Course is today, brewed beer from 1862 until Prohibition closed the business.

17. Bloomington Cider and Vinegar Company Advertisement Bloomington Cider and Vinegar Company Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Cider; Vinegar industry; Pickles; Factories The Bloomington Cider and Vinegar Co. factory was a short-lived 19th century business packaging vinegar and sweet pickles.

18. Higgins Stone Masons Higgins Stone Masons McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Factories; Masonry; Industry Stone masons work at the Bloomington firm, Higgins-Jury-Kleinan.

19. Automatic Vacuum Cleaners Advertisement Automatic Vacuum Cleaners Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Vacuum cleaners; Advertisements The Automatic Vacuum Cleaner Company's failure in the early 1910s was a result of competition from nationally marketed brands.

20. Justrite Vacuum Cleaners Advertisement Justrite Vacuum Cleaners Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Vacuum cleaners; Advertisements The Justrite Vacuum Cleaner Company unsuccessfully tried to launch a vacuum cleaner line in the early 20th century.
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