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1. Corn Exhibit Photograph Corn Exhibit Photograph McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Galleries & museums; Exhibitions; A photo of the 'Just Corn: The Amaizing Story' exhibit inside the McLean County Museum of History in 1997. Panels of related photos and logos of seed companies are shown.

2. Automated Corn Planting Automated Corn Planting McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Farming; Farmers; Tractors In 1995, a tractor attached to an automated corn planter seeds a field. Bags of Ciba seed are used.

3. Van Schoick and Company Pork Packers Advertisement Van Schoick and Company Pork Packers Advertisement Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Pork; Shipping William Van Schoick and Company processed the "Celebrated Bloomington Ham." In 1872, the company became the Bloomington Pork Packing Co.

4. Walton Plow Shop Walton Plow Shop Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Plows; Farming; Farmers; Equipment; Business people; The Walton Plow Shop manufactured plows and farm implements in downtown Bloomington from 1857 to the 1890s.

5. Farmer in field pulled by horses Farmer in field pulled by horses McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Farmers; Farming; Corn; Horses; Harvesting machinery; Barns; Dwellings; A farmer, pulled by two horses, harvests a field before combines were popular. His barn and residence are in the background.

6. Washing out roots Washing out roots McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Farmers; Farming; Hoses; Corn Standing in a hole around where a cornstalk was growing, a farmer washes the roots of the plant with a hose to inspect the crop.

7. Checking corn Checking corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Farmers; Farming A farmer wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants checks a stalk of corn in a field.

8. 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.

9. Corn Landscape Corn Landscape McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Advertisements; Cattle; Cows; Farmers; Farming; Corn A photograph for a Funk advertisement by James Holbert, one of the main men behind Funk's success. The photo shows a large cornfield in the background and and a farmer with cattle in the foreground. Text...

10. 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.

11. Youngsters with corn Youngsters with corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Children Three young children sit amongst corn piled on the sidewalk, spilling out of a basket, and housed in two crates.

12. Farmers inspecting corn Farmers inspecting corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Farmers; Farming; Croplands Three farmers in hats wear pouches around their necks while inspecting Funk's corn.

13. William D. Walters, Jr. William D. Walters, Jr. McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Teachers; Authors William D. Walters, Jr., a professor of geography at Illinois State University, researched and wrote 'The Heart of the Cornbelt: An Illustrated History of Corn Farming in McLean County,' published in 1997....

14. 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.

15. Mary (Rengal) Hartzold Mary (Rengal) Hartzold McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Farmers; Farming; Women Mary (Rengal) Hartzold of Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois. She was the wife of Henry Hartzold, a farmer.

16. McLean County Map in Corn Exhibit McLean County Map in Corn Exhibit McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Exhibitions; Corn; Maps; Education; Schoolteachers A map of McLean County sits in the middle of a corn school exhibit at a December 17, 1909, Teacher's Institute in Normal, Illinois.

17. Harvest Time Sketch Harvest Time Sketch McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn shocks; Harvesting; Farmers; Farming; Sketches A harvest scene sketch of a farmer shocking corn, another harvesting it, and bundles of shocked corn scattered throughout the field.

18. County School Display at State Fair County School Display at State Fair McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Schools; Education; Exhibitions; Corn; Fairs This school corn exhibit from McLean County is on display at the 1909 Illinois State Fair.

19. School Work Corn Exhibit of McLean County School Work Corn Exhibit of McLean County McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Exhibitions; Corn; Schoolteachers This boys corn exhibit of McLean County was shown at a Teacher's Institute on December 17, 1909, in Normal, Illinois.
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