Karr Homestead, Bloomington, Illinois
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The Karr homestead near Bloomington, photographed about 1885, shows an example of what pioneer field and fences were like. Fence rails were cut in the timber found by early settlers on the prairie. These rails were used to enclose a small bit of prairie as close as possible to the edge of the woodland. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History; Settling in the Midwest 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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