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Corn Mortar
Corn Mortar
Resource Typeimage
TitleCorn Mortar
Coverage / Yearc. 1829
DescriptionThis corn mortar was used by early McLean County settler John Moore for pounding corn.
InterpretationEarly tools for making practical use of corn were primitive. This corn mortar allowed users to ground up corn so it could be used for cooking.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History; Settling in the Midwest
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; Corn; Frontier & pioneer life; Settlers;
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 Identifiermch0204; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 1:5, p. 4
CONTENTdm file name609401632002_mch0204.jpg
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