Cattle Crossing Broken Fence
- McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
This drawing shows how cattle and other livestock would wander beyond farms if proper fencing was not installed. Because cattle and hogs roamed free, fence maintenance was an essential task for farmers. Much of the corn farmer's time was spent keeping livestock out of the fields. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History. 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems.