These 7 Rare Photos Show Illinois’ Farming History Like Never Before

Even before Illinois was officially a state, farms and fields were set up all across our land. Our relationship with planting the soil and harvesting it is documented in these 10 rare photos you have to see. To truly understand this state, you have to go back and take a look at our farming history.

Scroll on to uncover images from the past that will show scenes from the state’s farming industry over time. Check them out:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

For more state history, check out 10 of the oldest photos taken in Illinois.

Do you have any old photos of Illinois’ farming history? Share your finds with us in the comments below!