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Cultivating Soybeans with Horses
Cultivating Soybeans with Horses
Resource Typeimage
TitleCultivating Soybeans with Horses
Coverage / Yearc. 1930
DescriptionA farmer, pulled by two horses, cultivates his soybean crop about 1930.
InterpretationThe great crop change of the 1930s was the substitution of soybeans for eats in the system of crop rotation. Farmers began to apply newly popular mechanized corn producing techniques to beans. They started planting soybeans, like corn, in rows. After much experimentation, they discovered that corn harvesting equipment could be used to gather beans.
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; Soybeans; Farmers; Farming; Horses; Croplands
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 Identifiermch0338; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 7:11, p. 99
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