Orion's Photos: places - Illinois - uiuc - 2002 - kickapoo_03_2002
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Layla and I took Frisky out to Kickapoo State Park, IL,
on this beautiful Saturday, March 23, 2002.
Kickapoo was a coal mine around 1900, so it's got some
nice topography from the old tailing piles and pits.
The Vermillion river runs through it.
The bed of the Vermillion river has patches of a very
dense, non-water-soluable clay or shale, pictured in
16 and 17. I believe this shale forms the bedrock of
the area, but it could also just be a deposit from the
river. The Vermillion is strikingly green (hence the name),
similar to a glacier-fed river.
All images taken by Orion Lawlor
and placed completely in the public domain.
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