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The Black Hawk State Historic Site: A Hardwood Forest in the Middle of An Urbanscape

Walking path to Lodge and Museums
Walking path to Lodge and Museums

When my friend, Mary Kay, came to visit last weekend from Minnesota, I thought the best place to enjoy the beautiful fall weather was in Rock Island at the Black Hawk State Historic Site, a hardwood forest in the middle of an urbanscape.  As a teenager, I had spent many hours in those woods exploring with my friend, Mary, who lived in Watch Hill. We knew the trails like the back of our hand.

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