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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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Cultivating Corn with Horses
McLean County, Illinois; Horses; Corn; Farmers; Farming; Croplands;
A farmer cultivates a field of corn with a team of two horses.
Cultivating Soybeans with Horses
McLean County, Illinois; Soybeans; Farmers; Farming; Horses; Croplands
A farmer, pulled by two horses, cultivates his soybean crop about 1930.
Cradle or 'turkey wing' scythe
Farming; Equipment; Scythes; Farmers
The cradle, or "turkey wing", was used during harvest to cut grain.
Flail; Farming; Farmers; Equipment;
This wooden flail was used during harvesting to thresh grain.
Barns; McLean County, Illinois; Farming; Farmers; Celebrations; Construction
McLean County, Illinois, men pose for a picture during a barn raising.
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