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Stalk Rake
Stalk Rake
Resource Typeimage
TitleStalk Rake
Coverage / Year1860 to 1900
DescriptionThis 19th century stalk rake was used to remove stalks in the field from the previous year's corn.
InterpretationThe beginning of the corn planting season meant using a stalk rake to clear the fields of stalks from the previous year. Raking was laborious work. Brown stalks gathered from the fields were piled and burned.
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; Raking (Sweeping); Farming; Farmers; Equipment;
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifiermch0241; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 3:1, p. 30
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