I grew up boating with family on the Illinois River and riding past Starved Rock State Park. When I got old enough to drive I used to take friends to this mysterious place. I was captivated by the sandstone bluffs and canyons and liked to hike them in all seasons. There was always something very spiritual and sacred about this place to me. I just know I called this place home hundreds of years ago.
The name comes from a Native American story of a band of Illiniwek people starved on a 125 foot (38 meter) butte because of a siege by bands of Ottawa and Potawatomi during the 1760s.
Sally from The (Mis) Adventures of Karl and Sally has started a new meme where the past is remembered through sharing old family photographs and this is #9. I love the idea and hope you will too. So join the fun by clicking here.