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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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Barns; McLean County, Illinois; Farming; Farmers; Celebrations; Construction
McLean County, Illinois, men pose for a picture during a barn raising.
Richard M. Britt
McLean County, Illinois; Farmers; Farming
Richard M. Britt was an early farmer in Mount Hope Township in McLean County.
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Farming; Farmers;
This drawing of a hand-held planter shows a farmer planting in evenly-marked spaces.
James Wilson Jessee
McLean County, Illinois; Civil War; Soldiers; Farmers; Farming
A veteran of the Civil War, James Wilson Jessee worked as a farmhand after the war.
McLean County, Illinois; Raking (Sweeping); Farming; Farmers; Equipment;
This 19th century stalk rake was used to remove stalks in the field from the previous year's corn.
Granger Protest Meeting
McLean County, Illinois; Farmers' groups; Farming; Protest movements; Railroads; Sketches
This sketch shows a protest meeting of Grangers shown in the History of the Grange Movement.
McLean County, Illinois; Farmers' groups; Farming; Railroads; Constitutions;
Reuben Benjamin works in the Illinois courthouse's law library.
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Farmers; Farming
Shocked corn as it appears in a farmer's field with a farmer looking on.
Masthead from McLean County Anti-Monopolist
McLean County, Illinois; Mastheads; Farmers; Farming; Railroads; Newspapers
This masthead is from an anti-monopolist newspaper briefly published in Saybrook.
A.E. Swap's Residence and Business, Weston, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; Merchants; Stores & shops; Farmers; Farming
This drawing is of the small store of A.E. Swap in Weston, McLean County.
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.
Melvin and Ada Hendricks
McLean County, Illinois; Wedding costume; Farm life; Farmers; Farming; Weddings
This photo shows Melvin and Ada Hendricks on their wedding day, February 25, 1939.
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Farmers; Farming; Walking
A farmer with a hoe walks corn about 1935.
Melvin Hendricks on Tractor
McLean County, Illinois; Farmers; Farms; Farming; Tractors
Melvin Hendricks, a farm hand, uses one of the first tractors in McLean County in 1935.
Metal Wheeled Tractor
McLean County, Illinois; Tractors; Farmers; Farming; Wheels
Three farmers in overalls look over the engine of a metal wheeled tractor in the 1930s as a well-dressed man sits on the machine with a jug.
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