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Early Moldboard Plow
Early Moldboard Plow
Resource Typeimage
TitleEarly Moldboard Plow
Coverage / Yearc. 1840
DescriptionThis early moldboard plow was used to open new land for cornfields in spring.
InterpretationField strips were plowed four feet apart, dictated by the width of the horse. Cross planting at 90 degrees was essential to prevent weeds from choking corn plants.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History
Learning Standards15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems
Author or CreatorMcLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill.
Other ContributorsWalters, William D, Jr., 1942-
Source'The Heart of the Cornbelt: An Illustrated History of Corn Farming in McLean County,' by William D. Walters Jr.; ISBN 0-943788-15-3 (1997)
Subject / KeywordsMcLean County, Illinois; Plows; Corn;
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifiermch0210; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 1:11, p. 8
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