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Isaac Funk
Isaac Funk
Resource Typeimage
TitleIsaac Funk
Coverage / Year1850
DescriptionIsaac Funk, an early settler of McLean County, played a large role in agriculture. He was also a member of the Illinois State House of Representatives in 1840 and a member of the Illinois State Senate 1862-1864.
InterpretationThe Funk family was influential in agriculture in McLean County, establishing unique methods for growing and hybriding corn that spread nationwide.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History; Government in Illinois; Picture Book on Illinois Agricultural 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; Frontier & pioneer life; Agriculture; Funk, Isaac, 1797-1865; Politicians
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
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Resource Identifiermch0236; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 2:13, p. 26
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