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#Towns -- Funks Grove

Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

James Moberly Farm Funks Grove Township, May 1936

Funks Grove Farm tractor, 1936.

This late May 1936 scene shows James Moberly (though which individual is James is unknown) of Funks Grove Township grinding valves and fitting new rings on his McCormick-Deering Farmall F-30 tractor. Moberly was preparing the tractor before his corn was ready for cultivation.

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Written by Bill Kemp in Historic Photos

Photo of the Week, 9: Funk’s Grove, March 1932

Sap from the sugar maple begins to run during the warmer days and cold nights of February and March. Early settlers—and before that Native Americans—boiled the sap from sugar maples in groves throughout McLean County.

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