Starved Rock

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Pine Tree on 125 foot tall Limestone Butte
Starved Rock State Park

Made the long climb up to Starved Rock over the weekend. Starved Rock is one of the many limestone buttes in the area around the small town of Utica, Illinois that can be climbed and explored. The state park has miles of trails through the woods and stone canyons near the Illinois River.

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Starved Rock Butte
Click to see the flagpole at the top

Starved Rock gets its name from an Indian battle where one tribe was driven up this butte and surrounded by another tribe. The battle lasted until all of the warriors on the butte starved to death.

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