Cave-in-Rock State Park


Useful Information

Location: Hardin County. Along the Ohio River.
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Classification: Mississippian limestone
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Bibliography: Otto A. Rothert (1995): The Outlaws of Cave-In-Rock, Historical Accounts of the Famous Highwaymen and River Pirates Who Operated in Pioneer Days upon the Ohio and Mississippi.
Southern Illinois University Press, Dezember 1995, paperback, ISBN: 0809320347
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Address: Cave-in-Rock State Park, P.O. Box 338, New State Park Road, Cave-in-Rock, IL 62919, Te.: +1-618-289-4545.
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History

 
1729first recorded visit by M. de Lery who called it Caverne dans Le Roc.
1744first shown on a map published by Charlevoix's "History of New France".
1797-1834served as a headquarters for outlaws who robbed and killed many river travelers.
1929state park created.

Description

Cave-in-Rock State Park is named for a 17m wide cavern overlooking the Ohio River along the state's southern border.

The cave is famous for it was the home of river pirates, which lured travelers to the cave where they were robbed and killed.


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