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Tile Silo
Tile Silo
Resource Typeimage
TitleTile Silo
Coverage / Yearc. 1920
DescriptionMarvin Hougham stands next to a tile silo built about 1920 by his father.
InterpretationEntire ears of corn -- husks and all -- were chopped and blown into silos. This silage was slow to catch on, although advocated by college professors. Silos provided winter feed for cattle.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities
Learning Standards13 Science, Technology and Society; 15 Economics; 16 History;
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; Tiles; Silos; Storage facilities; Silage
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History;
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifiermch0302; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 5:20, p. 72
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