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Corn map of McLean County December 1909

Corn map at ​The Farmers’ and Teachers’ Institute, 1909.

The Farmers’ and Teachers’ Institute was held in mid-December 1909 at the “Normal University,” as ISU was most often called back then. A highlight of the corn exhibit room was a county map made of corn by nine boys from Price School, located southeast of Bloomington.
“The townships, towns and railroads were quite plainly shown in corn of different colors, the grains being thickly set in a bed of putty,” reported The Pantagraph.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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