Starved Rock State Park (Postcard History Series)

Starved Rock State Park (Postcard History Series)

by Nancy Hill Barta


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Starved Rock State Park (Postcard History Series) by Nancy Hill Barta

Starved Rock State Park is located midway between Ottawa and LaSalle. The park has more than 2,630 acres that include 18 beautiful canyons and waterfalls. One of the largest Native American encampments, the Grand Village of the Kaskaskia was located near Starved Rock. Fr. Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet are believed to be the first white men to have set eyes upon the rock. Ren©-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, built Fort St. Louis on the rock. Legend has it that a band of Illinois Indians starved to death while seeking refuge from its enemies on the rock, hence the name Starved Rock. Starved Rock State Park has remained virtually

unchanged through the years as its history is told through the author's vintage postcards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738551364
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/18/2007
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Nancy Hill Barta has lived in the Starved Rock area her entire life. Her passion for collecting and love of local history led her to share her collection of postcards. She is a member of the LaSalle County Historical Society, LaSalle County Genealogy Guild, Streatorland Historical Society, and Mendota Museum and Historical Society.

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