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Detasselers During World War II
Detasselers During World War II
Resource Typeimage
TitleDetasselers During World War II
Coverage / Year1944 to 1945
DescriptionA group of female detasselers during World War II at Funk's farm including Gretchen Gottschalk, Barbara Benjamin, Marcella Pierson, unknown, Bessie Gottschalk, Phyllis Bender, Mary Johnston, Betty Belle Alverson, Isabel Gottschalk, Barbara Zook, Louise Gottschalk, May Johnson, and Alice Johnston.
InterpretationDetasselers were greatly needed in cornfields and were pushed during World War II. Business men gave employees time off to detassel.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History; Women at Wartime; World War II
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; World War II
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
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Resource Identifiermch0346; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 7:19, p. 106
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