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Tower Silo
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Storage Era: 1870-1879 DateCreated: 1873 Lyle C. Thomas Park Spring Grove State: IL Zip: 60081 Country: USA Website: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/tower-silo-18.aspx Creator: Hatch, Fred L.

First Tower Silo Designated A Historic Landmark Of  Agricultural Engineering. The First Tower Silo In America Was Erected Near This Site On The Hatch Farm, One Half-Mile East Of Spring Grove, Illinois. Fred L. Hatch And His Father, Lewis Hatch, Erected This Silo In October 1873, After Fred Graduated From The Illinois Industrial University. (Now The University Of Illinois). Textbooks On Agriculture Were Scarce, And Professor Willard F. Bliss Translated French And German Pamphlets On Silage Production Wherein The Entire Corn Plant Was Buried In Pits, And This Inspired Young Hatch.

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1984
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Doc Searls (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: A modern tower silo Era_date_from:
John Deere Moldboard Plow
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Equipment, Tillage Era: 1830-1839 DateCreated: 1837 The John Deere Historic Site Grand Detour State: IL Zip: 61021 Country: USA Website: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/john-deere-plow-7.aspx Creator: Deere, John

On this site in 1837 John Deere built the first successful self-scouring steel plow, thereby making a significant contribution to the development of American agriculture. Dedicated by American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1976

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1976
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Dwight Sipler (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: moldboards of a modern plow Era_date_from:
Farmall Row Crop Tractor
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Vehicles Era: 1920s DateCreated: 1923 International Harvester Agricultural Equipment Engineering Center Burr Ridge State: IL Zip: 60527 Country: USA Website: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/farmall-12.aspx Creator: Benjamin, Bert R.

The First Successful Row Crop Tractor Invented by Bert R. Benjamin (ASAE Member) was Operated and Tested on this Farm in 1923. Increased Row Crop Clearance and Overall Versatility Extending the Use of the Tractor to Cultivating, Accelerated the Conversion from Animal Power to Machine and Marked a New Era in American Agricultural Efficiency and Productivity. Dedicated by The American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1980

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1980
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Ann Arbor Baler
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Equipment, Harvesting and Baling Era: 1920-1929 DateCreated: 1929 Shelbyville State: IL Zip: Country: USA Website: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/ann-arbor-baler-13.aspx Creator: Raymore McDonald

Designated an Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering. In the Shelbyville Area During the Spring of 1929, Raymore McDonald Designed and Developed the First Commercial Pick-Up Baler as Conceived and Financed by Horace Tallman and His Sons, Leslie R. and Gentry L. These Balers were Marketed for Many Years by the Ann Arbor Machine Company of Shelbyville. This Concept of Field Processing of Farm Forages Made a Significant Contribution to the Efficiency and Economy of Mechanized Forage Harvesting in the World's Agriculture.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Wystan (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: 1904 advertisement for the Ann Arbor Era_date_from:
Alice Hamilton
Society: ACS Main Category: Chemical Sub Category: Era: 1900s DateCreated: 1910 Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Chicago State: IL Zip: Country: USA Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/alicehamilton.html Creator: Hamilton, Alice

In 1897, Dr. Alice Hamilton (1869-1970) came to Hull-House, a social settlement founded to address the needs of immigrants living on Chicago’s Near West Side. Through living and working in the Hull-House neighborhood, she identified occupational diseases plaguing those who worked in the “dangerous trades”: rubber, dyes, lead, enamelware, copper and mercury production, and explosives and munitions. Collaborating with the U.S. Department of Labor, Hamilton documented the occupational diseases from which these workers suffered.

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Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Supply & Control Era: 1900s DateCreated: 1900 The Chicago River Chicago State: IL Zip: Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/project/reversal-of-the-chicago-river/ Creator:

Until 1900, the Chicago River drained into Lake Michigan, along with all the sewage from the city; and the Des Plaines River west of Chicago emptied into the Illinois River, which eventually flows to the Mississippi. Chicago residents drew their drinking water from polluted areas of the lake near the mouth of the Chicago River, leading to outbreaks of typhoid and other waterborne diseases. 

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Image Credit: Courtesy F. E. COMPTON AND COMPANY, 1914 (PD-US-1923) (CC BY-SA 3.0) Image Caption: Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (at the time named the Chicago Drainage Canal) Era_date_from:
Batavia Windmills
Society: ASME Main Category: Sub Category: Era: 1900s DateCreated: 1863 155 Houston St Batavia State: IL Zip: 60510 Country: USA Website: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/254-batavia-windmills Creator:
Collection of restored windmill operated waterpumps made at one of the three windmill manufacturing companies in Batavia.
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2013
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Fuzzy Gerdes (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Era_date_from:
Chesbrough's Water Supply System
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Era: 1860-1869 DateCreated: 1864-1869 Chicago State: IL Zip: 60604 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/project/chesbrough-s-chicago-water-supply-system/ Creator: Chesbrough, Ellis

Constructed to provide a safe, potable water supply for the citizens of Chicago, Ellis Chesbrough's Chicago Water Supply System was the first major system to utilize offshore intake systems. The system includes the landmark Chicago Water Tower and the Chicago Avenue Pumping Station. Its subaqueous tunnel was a pioneering effort in American civil engineering.

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1972
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Wickdrew Image Caption: Ellis Chesbrough's Chicago Water Supply System was the first major system to utilize offshore intake systems. Era_date_from: 1864
Riverside Laboratory
Society: ACS Main Category: Chemical Sub Category: Cradles of Chemistry Era: 1920-1929 DateCreated: 1921 Riverside Laboratory McCook State: IL Zip: Country: USA Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/uoplaboratory.html Creator: Dubbs, Carbon Petroleum (C. P.) , Halle, Hiram

This research and development complex was established by the founders of Universal Oil Products (later named UOP) to develop key products for the oil-refining industry. The processes created here profoundly affected the refining, treatment and conversion of crude oil and the development of the petroleum and petrochemical industries. Conceived as a combination of quiet academic retreat and industrial plant, Riverside attracted many of the world's leading petroleum scientists and a dedicated support team. Between 1921 and 1955, Riverside research resulted in 8,790 U.S. and foreign patents.

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1995
Image Credit: Courtesy ACS Image Caption: A laboratory at Riverside Era_date_from: 1921
Pioneer Zephyr
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Rail Transportation Era: 1930-1939 DateCreated: 1934 Museum of Science and Industry Chicago State: IL Zip: Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/rail-transportation---1/-58-pioneer-zephyr-%281934%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/ce78f690-8505-4687-9a2a-0b39b5876006/58-Pioneer-Zephyr-1934.aspx Creator: Budd Company

In the late 1920s, the automobile cut railroad passenger service by more than half. The debut of the Pioneer Zephyr heralded a comeback in 1934, touring the country and being seen by some two million people in 222 cities.

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1980
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Steve Wilson (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Pioneer Zephyr Era_date_from: 1934
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