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Bloomington Corn Palace in 1916
Bloomington Corn Palace in 1916
Resource Typeimage
TitleBloomington Corn Palace in 1916
Coverage / Year1916
DescriptionThis sketch of the 1916 Bloomington Corn Palace shows the palace as it was built around the Coliseum.
InterpretationThe 1916 Bloomington Corn Palace was designed by A.L. Pillsbury. Its facade was a pattern formed by thousands of yellow ears of corn trimmed with dried Sudan grass, and gentlemen were strongly admonished not to smoke near the grass. Huge letters proclaiming "Corn is King" hung over the door. Everything had been designed by local people.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History; Celebrations and Festivals
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; Festivals; Castles & palaces; Harvesting; Sketches
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 Identifiermch0311; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 6:4, p. 79
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