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Brown's Corn Planter
Brown's Corn Planter
Resource Typeimage
TitleBrown's Corn Planter
Coverage / Yearc. 1865
DescriptionThis example of a corn planter shows how two people were required to work the machinery.
InterpretationThe Brown's corn planter was first patented in 1855. The driver would steer the apparatus while a second person, often a boy, was seated crosswise with the job of pulling a lever whenever the planter crossed one of the intersections of the marked grid and depositing several seeds into the hill.
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; Corn; Seeds;
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifiermch0246; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 3:6, p. 33
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