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Oxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm
Oxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm
Resource Typeimage
TitleOxen on Turn-of-the-Century Farm
Coverage / Year1890 to 1900
DescriptionOxen, 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.
InterpretationMany McLean County farmers used oxen instead of horses for plowing up prairie ground.
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; Ox teams; Farms; Plows
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
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Resource Identifiermch0226; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 2:3, p. 19
CONTENTdm file name203471632002_mch0226.jpg
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