Artifacts with Tag :: Agriculture

Butter Churns

 

John Lane Memorial

 

New John Deere disc plow

 This is a new John Deere disc plow. It is an example of today's agriculture and to show how far we have come in technology.

Runk's Patent Gang Plow Advertisement

 

Warren County Farmland

 There is a approximately 26.7 million acres of tillable farm land in Illinois. The average acreage per Illinois farm is 348 acres. It is said that Illinois has some of the richest and most productive farmland in the world. Each individual farm is said to feed on average 156 people. In specific Warren County was established in 1831 and has approximately 274,000 acres of harvested farmland. The county has roughly 644 different farms. The average size of each farm is about 460 acres, which is more than 100 acres bigger than the state average. All these statistics have one common ground that started, created, and support these numbers; which is the steel plow. Every aspect of farming revolves around and started with the steel plow.

Farm Bureau in Warren County

 

Weir Plow Company Advertisement

 This picture is located in the Warren County History Museum.

1850s Monmouth Plow Factory Catalog

 This catalog is located in the Warren County History Museum.

Demonstration of first steel plow

 Drache, Hiram M. "The Impact of John Deere's Plow." The Impact of John Deere's Plow. Deere, n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2013.

Early Prairie Plow

 This plow is located at the Warren County History Museum.

John Lane

 Bellis, Mary. "History of the Plow." About.com Inventors. About.com, n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013. .

John Lane's Influence in Invention of the Steel Plow

 Bellis, Mary. "History of the Plow." About.com Inventors. About.com, n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013. .

Monmouth Plow Company Plow

 This plow is located in the Warren County History Museum.

Runk's Patent Gang Plow

 This plow is located at the Warren County History Museum.

Namiko Katayama

 
The Warren County Virtual Museum
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