Early Moldboard Plow
View Full Image
This early moldboard plow was used to open new land for cornfields in spring. Field strips were plowed four feet apart, dictated by the width of the horse. Cross planting at 90 degrees was essential to prevent weeds from choking corn plants. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems
|McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|McLean County, Illinois|
For any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdcfor more information about this project.