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Starved Rock

Ottawa, Illinois
County of La Salle.
6 miles west of Ottawa on Illinois Route 71
National Register Number: 66000325
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: IL-11 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Starved Rock State Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
A prominent rock formation opposite the Grand Village of the Kaskaskia, Starved Rock was the site of a fort established in 1683 by the French explorers La Salle and Tonti. In 1691, the French abandoned the fort to follow the Kaskaskia, who moved south due to increasing pressure from the Iroquois.

State park is well maintained.

There are no changes to the site since the last reporting period (2004).

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