• 1950 John Deer Tractor
                                    1950 Tractor Agricultural innovation in the 20th century was driven by the development of ever more powerful tractors, and the 1950's and 60's was something like a golden age. At the end of WW II, there was a lot of pent up demand. Tractor production reached its highest level in 1951 when there were 564,000 tractors manufactured in the U.S. alone. © Photo By: Scott Evers Photography http://www.scotteversphotography.net/ 
  • Corn Bins
    Traveling through Madison County you can spy many grain bins.  The bins are easily identified by their cylindrical and corrugated metal, with conical metal roof.  They are used to store whole grain (corn or soybeans) between harvest and use or sale.  Silos, on the other hand are designed to promote fermenting grain and other plant matter into silage, rendering it digestible for livestock. © Photo By: Scott Evers Photography http://www.scotteversphotography.net/
  • Barn Sunset
    Illinois became a major agricultural state with the great help of technology. In 1820, settlers used hand tools and wooden plows to farm their few acres. By 1850, steel plows and steam engines were doing much of the work. By 1880, Illinois inventors and industrialists were making a multitude of improvements and innovations in farm machinery.  © Photo By: Scott Evers Photography http://www.scotteversphotography.net/ 
  • Bike Trail
    Nearly two decades ago, in an effort to preserve vital rail corridors, Madison County Transit (MCT) began acquiring former railroad rights-of-way for future light rail possibilities and interim trail use. Twenty years and later, these corridors form the 100-mile MCT Trails system, an extensive network of separated Class One bikeways developed and maintained by MCT.   You can explore the MCT Trails by bike, rollerblade or on foot, and discover the landscapes, cultural institutions, historic neighborhoods and unique communities that make Madison County an exceptional place to live and work. For more information please visit www.mcttrails.org © Photo By: Scott Evers Photography http://www.scotteversphotography.net/
  • Goshen Market
    Experience the Goshen Market in downtown Edwardsville, IL next to the courthouse.  Saturday mornings from 8 am - 12 pm rain or shine during May through Mid October.  It is much more than a just a farmer's market the atmosphere is festive with live entertainment and demonstrations. Interested in more information on the Goshen Farmer's Market visit http://www.goshenmarket.org . © Photo By: Scott Evers Photography http://www.scotteversphotography.net/
  • Highland Fountain
    This beautiful color changing fountain can be found on the corner of Broadway and Laurel in the Plaza Square, Highland, IL. The fountain was designed and built by Briner Brothers Electric in 1937. Construction started on the fountain in the beginning of 1937 and completed by August 13, 1937 when the square was dedicated as part of the Centennial celebration. The bandstand soon followed and was completed shortly after the dedication. The fountain was refurbished in 2005 and is maintained as needed to keep it's beautiful appearance. © Photo By: Scott Evers Photography http://www.scotteversphotography.net/ 
  • County Fair Flag
    In the United States rodeos and rodeo-related events are usually opened with the formal presentation of the Flag of the United States of America followed by the playing of the national anthem.  © Photo By: Scott Evers Photography http://www.scotteversphotography.net/
  • County Fair Entrance
    Lindendale Park has been the home of the Madison County Fair for years. There's something for everyone of all ages at the fair. There are product displays, livestock, arts and crafts, carnival rides, food, live music and arena events of stock car race, tractor pull, 4-H show and a demolition derby. © Photo By: Scott Evers Photography
  • County Fair Carnival Rides
    Scott Evers Photography captured the vibrant colors of the Madison County Fair carnival rides in Highland, Illinois.
  • County Fair Ferris Wheel
      The Ferris Wheel, once called "Pleasure Wheels", whose passengers rode in chairs suspended from large wooden rings turned by strong men may have originated in the 17th century.   The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The Ferris Wheel is the most common type of amusement ride.   This unique angle was taken by Scott Evers Photography at the Madison County Fair, Lindendale Park, Highland IL.
  • Farm Sunset
    According to Madison County GIS mapping system there are over 300,000 acres of farm ground in our county.  http://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/information_technology/geographic_information_system.php.  The main field crops grown include corn and soybeans.  There are approximately 1,200 farms in Madison County. © Photo By: Scott Evers Photography http://www.scotteversphotography.net/

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