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Views of the Sholty Homestead in Dale Township
Views of the Sholty Homestead in Dale Township
Resource Typeimage
TitleViews of the Sholty Homestead in Dale Township
Coverage / Year1887
DescriptionThe Sholty farmstead, built by Jacob Sholty, featured a corn crib, large barn, and his son's residence.
InterpretationSmaller farmsteads, such as that of Sholty's son, are shown at the top of the figure. Because farmers had to pay to have their portraits or buildings drawn, small farms are not often shown. Sholty's other farmsteads give some idea of what life was like further down the economic ladder.
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 cribs; Orchards; Farms; Barns
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.
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Resource Identifiermch0276; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 4:19, p. 54
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