• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
  • Created Date
  • 7-18-00
  • Description
  • This 19th century stalk rake was used to remove stalks in the field from the previous year's corn. The beginning of the corn planting season meant using a stalk rake to clear the fields of stalks from the previous year. Raking was laborious work. Brown stalks gathered from the fields were piled and burned. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History. 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems.
  • Format
  • Mch0241.jpg