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Herding hogs to Chicago
Herding hogs to Chicago
Resource Typeimage
TitleHerding hogs to Chicago
Coverage / Year1868
DescriptionThis drawing shows farmers herding hogs to Chicago, where they were known to fetch a high price.
InterpretationWith the beginning of the railroads in McLean County, much livestock and grain was transported to Chicago via train. But farmers began accusing railroads of cheating them on prices, so here, farmers are taking hogs to market themselves.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 15 Economics; 18 Social Systems;
Author or CreatorMcLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill.; Walters, William D, Jr., 1942-
Other ContributorsHartzold, Susan
Koos, Greg, 1949-
LaBounty, Bill
SourceExtra images from 'Just Corn: The Amaizing Story', museum exhibit, 1997
Subject / KeywordsMcLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Hogs; Pigs; Sketches; Cartoons (Commentary)
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 Identifiermch0403 - Digital Images Master CD - museum archives
CONTENTdm file name9063119462002_mch0403.jpg
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