Starved rock state park is situated on the south bank of the Illinois river. Less than one-hundred miles from Chicago. The park got its name from a native American legend. It got its name from Chief Pontiac from the Ottawa tribe.
It has 2,630 acres of land. It is along the south bank of the Illinois river. A flood by a melting glacier, about 14,000-17,000 years ago led to all the topography and its exposed rock canyons.
Cordinates of starved rock 41.3197632,-88.995631,
Before the Europeans the area was home for Native American Tribes, mostly the Kaskaskia Tribe who lived in the Grand Village Of the Illinois across the river. After the French took over. The Ottawa and the Pottawatomie tribes to over Starved Rock then fled to the butte in the 18th century. The population has changed because more and more people are coming to the United States Of America to live and the area and population have gotten bigger.
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