near Oregon, Illinois....In
the Heart of the Rock River Valley
The Blackhawk Statue was created
by Lorado Taft beginning in 1908. One of his daughters, Emily,
married Illinois U.S. Senator Paul Douglas. Lorado and his family
lived in Rockvale Twp. in 1900 where his 2 daughters were born.
Click here for more information on Lorado
Taft's family and the statue. Click here for picture
from 1911. How the statue to the American
Indian was built. Article written for Scientific American
by sculptor, John G. Prasuhn, September 7, 1912 issue.