National Geographic : 1931 May
RAMBLES THROUGH THE PRAIRIE STATE THE ILLINOIS STATE CAPITOL AT SPRINGFIELD The fine granite and limestone building was begun soon after the Civil War, but not completed for nearly half a century. The city is rich in memories and associations of Abraham Lincoln. © National Geographic Society Finlay Direct Color I'hotogralhs FROM STARVED ROCK, LA SALLE LOOKED UPON THE GENTLY FLOWING ILLINOIS Here, high above the water, the great explorer and his friend Tonti built Fort St. Louis in 1683. The site is now included in a 900-acre State park, and the engaging view it affords west ward along the river is enjoyed by thousands of visitors.