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'Madison' Projectile Points
Mississippian Indians; Equipment; Point, Projectile; Arms & armament; Illinois; Indians of North America; McLean County, Illinois; Cahokia, Illinois
Four small to medium-sized thin triangular arrowheads. The points are usually like isosceles triangles in shape, or more rarely, equilateral triangles.
100 West Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois
Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Street railroads; Photographs
Photograph of Washington Street in Bloomington, Illinois in 1904. The image includes text describing each of the numbered items.
Kickapoo Bear Chief (Mkopahmah)
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Indians of North America; McLean County, Illinois; Kansas; Clothing & dress
Bear Chief (Mkopahmah) was a Kickapoo Indian living on the Kickapoo reservation in Kansas. He was photographed by Milo Custer, who visited there in 1906 and 1911.
Iron Arrow Point
Kickapoo Nation; Equipment; Commerce; Point, Projectile; Arms & armament; Indians of North America; McLean County, Illinois
The iron point was a trade item obtained from white traders.
Settlers; McLean County, Illinois
Survivors of the severe winters called themselves "Snowbirds", and they would meet annually to relive their memories.
McLean County, Illinois; Recreation; Cycling;
Three young women from McLean, Illinois, are shown with their bicycles.
Feeding the Chickens
McLean County, Illinois; Agriculture; Livestock; Chickens
Two young boys feed the chickens in rural McLean County, Illinois. Farmers in the area might also have raised hogs, cattle or sheep and grown grain.
McLean County, Illinois; Horses; Livestock; Agriculture; Transportation; Percheron horses
A Percheron horse stands in the foreground of the Stubblefield Stables. A lot of farm work was carried out with the help of Percheron or Norman horses, which were bred and sold in Normal, Illinois.
Rosencrans School, interior
McLean County, Illinois; Education; Classrooms;
The interior of the Rosencrans School, Illinois, is decorated with pictures and paper chains. The children and their teacher are seated at their desks.
McLean County, Illinois; Agriculture; Threshing;
Members of a threshing crew pose with their thresher near Carlock, Illinois, in 1887.
Skinner School, Hudson Township, Illinois (exterior)
McLean County, Illinois; Education; Classrooms; Teachers
The children of Skinner School, Hudson Township, Illinois, pose with their schoolteacher in front of their schoolhouse.
Johnny Ramseyer and His Pig
McLean County, Illinois; Agriculture; Livestock; Swine;
Johnny Ramseyer poses with his pig "Columbia" in the split rail pen.
Saybrook, Illinois, 1900
McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Winter
This photograph shows the snow-covered streets of Saybrook, Illinois, in the winter of 1900.
McLean County, Illinois; Agriculture; Plowing;
Two men and their horses plow fields near Bloomington, Illinois.
McLean County, Illinois; Agriculture; Livestock; Transportation
This photo shows a 12-horse hitch being used to plow a field in McLean County, Illinois.
McLean County, Illinois; Transportation;
The photo shows South Center Street in Bloomington, Illinois, around 1857. Shops, sidewalks, livestock, etc. are all visible.
Wickizer Bakery, interior
McLean County, Illinois; Bakeries; Commerce;
Breads and rolls fill the counter of the Wickizer Bakery, which was at 603 N. Main, Bloomington, Illinois.
C&A Shops, Locomotive
McLean County, Illinois; Transportation; Railroad locomotives; Railroad passenger cars;
A locomotive sits in the C&A shops in Bloomington, Illinois. C&A (Chicago and Alton) shops were the largest employer in McLean County. There, the first Pullman sleeper, the first commerical dining car,...
Bloomington Fire Company, Bloomington, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; Fire fighters; Municipal services;
This photograph shows the Bloomington Fire Company with its equipment. Downtown Bloomington, Illinois, can be seen in the background.
Moses Montefiore Temple, Bloomington, Illinois
McLean County, Illinois; Judaism; Synagogues;
This photo shows a man sitting on the steps of the Moses Montefiore Temple. Muddy streets surround the temple.
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