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1. Karr Homestead, Bloomington, Illinois Karr Homestead, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Homesteading; Pioneers; Frontier & pioneer life; Farms; Fences; The Karr homestead near Bloomington, photographed about 1885, shows an example of what pioneer field and fences were like.

2. Karr Homestead, Bloomington, Illinois Karr Homestead, Bloomington, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Homesteading; Frontier & pioneer life; Fences The Karr homestead near Bloomington, photographed about 1885, shows an example of what pioneer field and fences were like.

3. Examples of hobo signs Examples of hobo signs United States--Social conditions; United States--Economic conditions; Depressions--1929--United States; Dust Bowl; Trains; Tramps--United States; Signs and symbols; Hoboes Drawing, with text

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Cattle Crossing Broken Fence Cattle Crossing Broken Fence McLean County, Illinois; Fences; Fencing; Livestock; Cattle; Swine; This drawing shows how cattle and other livestock would wander beyond farms if proper fencing was not installed.

7. Worm Fence Worm Fence McLean County, Illinois; Fencing; Frontier & pioneer life; This zigzag, or worm, fence was common for pioneer fields, although such fencing took up valuable land.

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

9. Mature corn near Shirley Mature corn near Shirley McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Fences This mature cornfield is on the Funk Trust Farm near Shirley, Illinois, in September 1995.

10. Ethanol advertisement Ethanol advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Ethanol; Advertisements; Fences; Corn This advertisement promoting ethanol sits on the fence outside Leo Miller's farm in McLean County.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. Traditional Cornfield Planting Traditional Cornfield Planting McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Farming; Farmers; Fences; Croplands; Plants; This is an example of traditional cornfield planting, with multiple plants per hill and space between hills of corn.
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