There’s Something Special About These 12 Illinois Farms From The Past
A strong part of Illinois’ history is its farming past. While farming is a current part of our present and definitely a part of our future, Illinois looks less and less like how it did 70 years ago. Luckily, there are some great photos documenting Illinois’ farming past.
1. A man tends his pigs in Gallatin County in 1939.
2. A windmill operates on a farm in Harvard, Illinois in 1937.
3. A man handpicks corn in Mercer County in 1936.
4. Women pick summer asparagus crop during the war in 1942.
5. A man and woman stand at the back of their farmhouse in Marseilles in 1937.
6. In Williamson County in 1939, two farmers take a small break.
7. This is a charming winter farm scene from 1939 in Williamson County.
8. This is a shot of a barnyard in La Salle County in 1937.
9. Boys play with a pet goat in Crawford in 1940.
10. A man plants tomatoes with the help of his two daughters.
11. This shot of a corn farm near Danville doesn't look too different than they do today.
12. A farm family stops to take a photo in Crawford in 1940.
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