Planting Osage Orange
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Farmers planted Osage orange on the large Sibley Farms in neighboring Ford County. Osage orange was used for hedging the fields and often took the place of fencing. Seeds for Osage orange were brought up from Texas in the early 1800s, and by 1840 it was a thriving nursery business in Illinois. 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|
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