Postcards


| November/December 1968

  • Old threshing rig
    A postcard photo of an old threshing rig sent to us by Fern. The only thing known about the picture is that the man who owned it (I think Fern means the rig) was Joe Stuck, McClure, Pennsylvania.
    Fern
  • Steam Engine
    Picture taken at the 1967 Old Time Steam Threshing Bee at New Lenox, Illinois, of a Cooper Steam Engine made in 1876.
  • Starved Rock

  • Steroscope
    This is a steroscope picture and is a relatively new feature of this magazine and will have a different picture each issue. This is the sixth time it has been presented. If you will cut it out on the heavy lines and paste on light cardboard with rubber ce
  • Curtis Rig
    H.S. Curtis Rig, Palouse, Washington 1909
  • CB&Q mail train
    An old time CB&Q mail train which was in Princeton a few years ago for a Show.

  • Old threshing rig
  • Steam Engine
  • Starved Rock
  • Steroscope
  • Curtis Rig
  • CB&Q mail train

This is a picture of Starved Rock, 'The Gilbraltar of Illinois'. According to tradition, in 1722, some Indians were marooned here on top of the rock by Fox Indians, but were rescued by some Frenchmen. Among the Potawa-tomie Indians, legend has it that a part of the Illinois tribe was besieged on the rock and starved into submission and annihilated; thus Starved Rock acquired its name. It is on the Illinois River in LaSalle County. Due to the historical background and 1.451 acres of scenic of beauty, this makes Starved Rock a popular place for thousands of visitors each year.

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