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This book is a collection of picture postcards from Starved Rock State Park in Illinois. Most of the pictures are from the vintage postcard views of a century ago. Some cards have been enlarged slightly to show their detail and beautiful colors. Picture postcards were very popular a century ago. They contained only a brief, casual message -- sort of the equivalent of texting in that era. Starved Rock and adjacent Matthiessen State Park had quite a variety of postcard views, and both state parks are shown in the beautiful colors of the postcards of the era. This book is published on the 100th anniversary of Starved Rock becoming a state park.
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Jim Ridings was a reporter for The Daily Times in Ottawa and The Beacon-News in Aurora, where he won awards for investigative reporting at both newspapers. Ridings was awarded a Studs Terkel Award from the Illinois Humanities Council in 2006. Ridings has written 20 books on Illinois history. Three of his books (on Cardiff and western Kankakee County history) have won awards from the Illinois State Historical Society. The author has three other books of color postcards, similar to this one: Greetings From Ottawa, Greetings From Kankakee, and Kankakee Makes Good.
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Book Description Side Show Books, 2011. Condition: New. Jim Ridings (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0982408099