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Husking Corn By Hand
Husking Corn By Hand
Resource Typeimage
TitleHusking Corn By Hand
Coverage / Yearc. 1910
DescriptionA migrant worker husks corn by hand in a cornfield in McLean County about 1910.
InterpretationCorn, in the first 30 years of the 20th century, in McLean County was still husked by hand. Each fall, hundreds of migrant workers were drawn into the county for the harvest.
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; Employees; Migrant agricultural laborers;
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifiermch0283; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 5:3, p. 60
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