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Cattle Crossing Broken Fence
Cattle Crossing Broken Fence
Resource Typeimage
TitleCattle Crossing Broken Fence
Coverage / Year1830 to 1900
DescriptionThis drawing shows how cattle and other livestock would wander beyond farms if proper fencing was not installed.
InterpretationBecause cattle and hogs roamed free, fence maintenance was an essential task for farmers. Much of the corn farmer's time was spent keeping livestock out of the fields.
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; Fences; Fencing; Livestock; Cattle; Swine;
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
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Resource Identifiermch0214; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 1:14, p. 9
CONTENTdm file name437431632002_mch0214.jpg
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