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Trimmed Hedge in Old Town Township
Trimmed Hedge in Old Town Township
Resource Typeimage
TitleTrimmed Hedge in Old Town Township
Coverage / Year1830 to Present
DescriptionThis hedge in Old Town Township, McLean County, is one of the few surviving examples of traditional trimming in the county.
InterpretationHedging often took the place of fencing around farmers' fields. Early hedge rows were trimmed at armpit height.
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; Hedges (Plants); Fencing
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 Identifiermch0219; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 1:19, p. 13
CONTENTdm file name78451632002_mch0219.jpg
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