Teaching with Digital Content (Digital Cultural Heritage Community)
Search results for
Refine your search
Author or Creator
Mclean County Historic...
Matejka, Michael, 1953...
Walters, William D, jr...
Custer, Milo, 1880-
Koos, Greg, 1949-
Munson, Don, 1941-
Wyckoff, Martin a., 19...
Hickok and Graff
Illinois Heritage Asso...
Subject / Keywords
Mclean County, Illinoi...
add to favorites
page 1 of 21 : (
Subject / Keywords:
Map of timber landscape in McLean County, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; Logs; Prairies; Forests;
Before McLean County was settled by whites in 1822, eleven percent of McLean County was timber and the remainder was tall prairie grass, as shown in this map.
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.
Asahel Gridley, businessman, McLean County, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; Millionaires; Farming; Gridley, Asahel; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Farmers
Asahel Gridley, McLean County's first millionaire, had much to say about early farming. Gridley is recognized as one of the first citizens to arrive in Bloomington, Illinois. He arrived there in 1831 and...
Map, McLean County Railroads in 1860
McLean County, Illinois; Railroads; Maps; Townships
This map shows the path of railroads through McLean County in 1860.
Steam Engine in McLean County about 1875
McLean County, Illinois; Steam engines; Railroads; Railroad locomotives;
A steam engine in McLean County about 1875.
Map, McLean County Railroads in 1900
McLean County, Illinois; Maps; Grain elevators; Railroads
This is a map of McLean County railroads and grain elevators in 1900.
McLean County, Illinois; Recreation; Cycling;
Three young women from McLean, Illinois, are shown with their bicycles.
Kickapoo Grand Village Monument
McLean County, Illinois; Kickapoo Nation; Monuments & memorials; Indians of North America;
A historical marker was placed at the site of the Grand Village of the Kickapoo in Ellsworth, Illinois, by the McLean County Historical Society in 1905.
The Heart of the Cornbelt book cover
McLean County, Illinois; Books; Book covers; Farming; Farmers; Corn; Frontier & pioneer life;
This cover from The Heart of the Cornbelt: An Illustrated History of Corn Farming in McLean County by William D. Walters Jr. covers corn farming from Native Americans to present.
McLean County, Illinois; Land;
Richard Baldridge used land warrants, similar to this title, to purchase his McLean County farm.
Oxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm
McLean County, Illinois; Ox teams; Farms; Plows
Oxen, like this team on a turn-of-the-century McLean County farm, were slower than horses but more suited to heavy tasks like prairie breaking.
Kickapoo Dwelling (Bark Hut)
McLean County, Illinois; Kansas; Kickapoo Nation; Dwellings; Indians of North America;
After leaving McLean County, the Kickapoo fled westward. This dwelling was photographed in Brown County, Kansas, about 1906.
McLean County, Illinois; Frontier & pioneer life; Agriculture; Funk, Isaac, 1797-1865; Politicians
Isaac Funk, an early settler of McLean County, played a large role in agriculture. He was also a member of the Illinois State House of Representatives in 1840 and a member of the Illinois State Senate...
Illinois Central Railroad, Construction
McLean County, Illinois; railroads; Railroad construction & maintenance;
The construction of three railroads in the 1850s, including this picture of the Illinois Central Railroad, altered the relationship of the corn farm with the world outside McLean County, Illinois.
Plowing, about 1917
McLean County, Illinois; Plowing; Horses;
A team of horses plows sod in McLean County about 1917.
Husking Corn By Hand
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Employees; Migrant agricultural laborers;
A migrant worker husks corn by hand in a cornfield in McLean County about 1910.
Naffziger Round Tile Barn
McLean County, Illinois; Tiles; Silos; Cattle; Barns;
This circular tile sided barn was built by William Naffziger in 1916 in Mount Hope Township, McLean County.
Life Magazine Illustration of McLean County Hogs
McLean County, Illinois; Swine; Life Magazine; Corn; Livestock;
The caption from this Life Magazine photo of McLean County hogs reads, "Fat-sated hogs on Illinois farm wallow in thick carpet of shelled corn. Farmers prefer to waste corn on livestock rather than sell...
Single Row Corn Picker about 1935
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Harvesting machinery;
A single row corn picker machine helps harvest the crop in a McLean County field about 1935.
Spraying before planting
McLean County, Illinois; Herbicides; Farming; Farmers
McLean County Farm Service uses machinery to spray herbicide on land farmed by Murphy Farms in the spring of 1995.
add to favorites
page 1 of 21 : (
powered by CONTENTdm
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Homepage
^ to top ^