Rusted gears meet rural America in Fox River Grove, Ill.
The industrial revolution forever changed farming. Gone were horse-drawn plows to turn over fields and sleds to haul away stone. Mechanization arrived, driven by steam and gasoline. I was thinking of all that as I saw this image at a farm near Fox River Grove, Ill. Down the road from the barn were a grouping of big blue silos and behind them were these massive gears. Together, they made a nice composition that brought together rural America and industry.