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1. Advertisement of Detasselers Advertisement of Detasselers McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Advertisements; World War II; Women Advertisement and photograph of detasselers during World War II.

2. Kickapoo Words for the Corn Plant Kickapoo Words for the Corn Plant McLean County, Illinois; Kickapoo Nation; Maize; Tassel; Plants; Indians of North America The Kickapoo used various words in the diagram to identify parts of the corn plant.

3. Richard M. Britt Richard M. Britt McLean County, Illinois; Farmers; Farming Richard M. Britt was an early farmer in Mount Hope Township in McLean County.

4. Kickapoo Grand Village Monument Kickapoo Grand Village Monument McLean County, Illinois; Kickapoo Nation; Monuments & memorials; Indians of North America; A historical marker was placed at the site of the Grand Village of the Kickapoo in Ellsworth, Illinois, by the McLean County Historical Society in 1905.

5. Recovered Indian Corn Fragments Recovered Indian Corn Fragments McLean County, Illinois; Kickapoo; Archaeological sites; Corn; Indians of North America Fragments of corn recovered from the Grand Village of the Kickapoo in 1972.

6. Land Surveyor's Notes in McLean County Land Surveyor's Notes in McLean County McLean County, Illinois; Surveying; These notes from a federal land surveyor provide the earliest detailed record of McLean County land.

7. Early Moldboard Plow Early Moldboard Plow McLean County, Illinois; Plows; Corn; This early moldboard plow was used to open new land for cornfields in spring.

8. Marking Cornfield Marking Cornfield McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Farming; Farmers; This drawing of a hand-held planter shows a farmer planting in evenly-marked spaces.

9. Land Warrant Land Warrant McLean County, Illinois; Land; Richard Baldridge used land warrants, similar to this title, to purchase his McLean County farm.

10. Sailors Harpooning Prairie Hogs Sailors Harpooning Prairie Hogs McLean County, Illinois; Swine; Satires (Visual works); Cartoons (Commentary); This satirical cartoon from Prairie Farmer depicts New England sailors harpooning hogs.

11. Rail Corn Crib Rail Corn Crib McLean County, Illinois; Corn cribs; Storage facilities; Rail corn cribs like this one, photographed about 1910, were popular forms of early pioneer corn storage.

12. Gable Roof Corn Crib Gable Roof Corn Crib McLean County, Illinois; Corn cribs; Agricultural facilities; Gables; Corn cribs like this were built for more than a hundred years in McLean County and were among the most valuable structures on many farms.

13. James Wilson Jessee 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.

14. Asahel Gridley, businessman, McLean County, Illinois 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...

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. Rear of Typical I-House Rear of Typical I-House McLean County, Illinois; Frontier & pioneer life; Dwellings; Funk, Isaac, 1797-1865 The rear of the Isaac Funk home, and I-house, which was built in 1842.

18. Oxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm Oxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm McLean County, Illinois; Ox teams; Farms; Plows Oxen, like this team on a turn-of-the-century McLean County farm, were slower than horses but more suited to heavy tasks like prairie breaking.

19. Slatted Corn Crib bins Slatted Corn Crib bins McLean County, Illinois; Corn cribs; Storage facilities; Farms; Bins at either side of corn cribs were designed to hold ear corn.

20. Map, McLean County Railroads in 1860 Map, McLean County Railroads in 1860 McLean County, Illinois; Railroads; Maps; Townships This map shows the path of railroads through McLean County in 1860.
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