Chief Black Hawk

Governor reopens state parks including Lowden

reopens state parks

Remember the deer in the cage?

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List of State Parks closures

State lawmakers, business leaders question state park closings - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star
The Lowden State Park actually makes money — the park’s operating budget is $45,000 each year, and the park annually pulls in about $90,000,

Why would you close a park that makes twice what it spends? This might be why. - - - - or even this.

If there is NO Lowden State Park in Oregon, then there will be NO Chief Black Hawk statue to visit.

PARK MAY CLOSE. Nov 1. 2008 or ???

Stop Blagojevich From Closing Our State Parks! - Online Petition

Alphabetical listing of Illinois State Parks Lowden State Park

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Chief Black Hawk His Farewell Words

"You have taken me prisoner with all my warriors - I fought hard.

"But your guns were well-aimed. The bullets flew like birds in the air, and whizzed by our ears like the wind through the trees in the winter. My warriors fell around me, it began to look dismal. I saw my evil day at hand.

"The sun rose dim on us in the morning, and at night it sunk in a dark cloud, and looked like a ball of fire. That was the last sun that shone on Black Hawk. His heart is dead, and no longer beats quick in his bosom. He is now a prisoner to the white man; they will do with him as they wish. But he can stand torture, and is not afraid of death. He is no coward!

"Black Hawk is an Indian -- farewell, my nation! Black Hawk tried to save you, and avenge your wrongs.

"He has been taken prisoner, and his plans are stopped. He can do no more. He is near his end. His sun is setting, and he will rise no more

"Farewell to Black Hawk"

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