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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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...

4. Farmer's Elevator Farmer's Elevator McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Grain elevators; Fences; Farmers; Farming A farmer's elevator in Cooksville, Illinois, has siding on all sides. A fence leads to the elevator, which has a shingled roof.

5. Grain elevator Grain elevator McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Grain elevators; Fences; Farmers; Farming A farmer's elevator in Cooksville, Illinois has wooden siding on all sides. A fence leads to this elevator, which has a shingled roof.

6. Chert Hoe Chert Hoe Woodland Indians; Equipment; Agriculture This chert hoe was used by Woodland Indians for farming. Woodland Indians grew corn, beans and squash, and hunted buffalo and deer. Chert is a very fine grained rock which can be shaped into arrowheads...

7. Stubblefield Horse Stubblefield Horse McLean County, Illinois; Horses; Livestock; Agriculture; Transportation; Percheron horses A Percheron horse stands in the foreground of the Stubblefield Stables. A lot of farm work was carried out with the help of Percheron or Norman horses, which were bred and sold in Normal, Illinois.

8. Wickizer Bakery, interior Wickizer Bakery, interior McLean County, Illinois; Bakeries; Commerce; Breads and rolls fill the counter of the Wickizer Bakery, which was at 603 N. Main, Bloomington, Illinois.

9. Circus performers on trapeze Circus performers on trapeze McLean County, Illinois; Entertainment; Circuses & shows; Circus performers; Trapeze artists fly through the air in Bloomington, Illinois.

10. Rear of Typical I-House Rear of Typical I-House McLean County, Illinois; Frontier & pioneer life; Dwellings; Funk, Isaac, 1797-1865 The rear of the Isaac Funk home, and I-house, which was built in 1842.

11. Slatted Corn Crib bins Slatted Corn Crib bins McLean County, Illinois; Corn cribs; Storage facilities; Farms; Bins at either side of corn cribs were designed to hold ear corn.

12. Plank Fence Plank Fence McLean County, Illinois; Fencing; This plank fence at the Karr Homestead has a wide range of planks used, and a snake fence with riders or braces in the center.

13. Front of Typical I-House Front of Typical I-House McLean County, Illinois; Frontier & pioneer life; Dwellings; Funk, Isaac, 1797-1865 The front of the Isaac Funk home, and I-house, which was built in 1842.

14. 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.

15. Husking Hook Husking Hook McLean County, Illinois; Corn husking; Corn; Canvas; A corn husking hook was used to strip the ear from its outer covering. It attachs to the hand with canvas and maintains a sharp metal hook.

16. Reuben Benjamin Reuben Benjamin McLean County, Illinois; Farmers' groups; Farming; Railroads; Constitutions; Reuben Benjamin works in the Illinois courthouse's law library.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. James A. Stephens Farm James A. Stephens Farm McLean County, Illinois; Farmhouses; Gables; Fencing; Roofs James A. Stephens erected this brick farmhouse in Mount Hope Township in 1877.

20. 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.
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