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Map of timber landscape in McLean County, Illinois
Map of timber landscape in McLean County, Illinois
Resource Typeimage
TitleMap of timber landscape in McLean County, Illinois
Coverage / Yearc. 1820
DescriptionBefore McLean County was settled by whites in 1822, eleven percent of McLean County was timber and the remainder was tall prairie grass, as shown in this map.
InterpretationThis map shows the landscape of McLean County before whites interacted with the environment. The prairie and timber were often foresaken for farmland.
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; Logs; Prairies; Forests;
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifiermch0224; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 2:1, p. 17
CONTENTdm file name359461632002_mch0224.jpg
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