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Chinch Bug Barriers
Chinch Bug Barriers
Resource Typeimage
TitleChinch Bug Barriers
Coverage / Yearc. 1932
DescriptionThis farmer with his tractor erected barriers in his fields to prevent chinch bugs from destroying crops.
InterpretationCollectively, chinch bugs are massively destructive. In 1922, they came in mass numbers, devastating the corn crop, and returned for many subsequent years.
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; Insects; Corn; Croplands;
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifiermch0329; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 7:3, p. 91
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