- McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library
Before McLean County was settled by whites in 1822, eleven percent of McLean County was timber and the remainder was tall prairie grass, as shown in this map. This map shows the landscape of McLean County before whites interacted with the environment. The prairie and timber were often foresaken for farmland. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History. 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems.
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