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1. Tile, Drainage Tile, Drainage Drainage; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; History; Champaign County, Illinois Long Ceramic Field Tile. Trumpet-shaped with flared end at the bottom. Tapererd with an enlarged ring and narrow fitting rim on the other end. Hand thrown.

2. Laying Tile About 1940 Laying Tile About 1940 McLean County, Illinois; Tiles; Drainage; Workers lay drainage tile in a trench of a field about 1940.

3. 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.

4. Flat Bottom Drain Tile Flat Bottom Drain Tile McLean County, Illinois; Tiles; Drainage; This drain tile was made of clay and used for drainage of fields. It has a flat bottom and is 2-4 inches in diameter.

5. 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.

6. Tile Work in Lexington about 1888 Tile Work in Lexington about 1888 McLean County, Illinois; Tiles; Industry; Drainage This tile factory of Bartels and Stell was located in Lexington in 1888.

7. Dorland's Saw Mill and Tile Factory Dorland's Saw Mill and Tile Factory McLean County, Illinois; Steam engines; Tiles; Drainage; Kilns This drawing shows the residence, sawmill, and tile factory of Joseph Dorland in Randolph Township.

8. Laying Tile about 1940 Laying Tile about 1940 McLean County, Illinois; Tiles; Tractors; Farms Workers lay tile in a McLean County field about 1940. A large Buckeye machine is used in the process.

9. Grassed Waterway Grassed Waterway McLean County, Illinois; Waterways; Corn; Croplands; The development of grassed waterways in the late 1930s revolutionized the appearance of the Cornbelt.

10. 18372--Illinois River and Valley from Starved Rock, New State Park, Ill. 18372--Illinois River and Valley from Starved Rock, New State Park, Ill. Illinois River; Starved Rock State Park, Illinois; Kaskaskia Indians; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Indians of North America Black and white stereograph slide showing the Illinois River.
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