Today in Pictures: Black Hawk still overlooks Rock

Photo by Garrett Feik

Online Staff Report

The Eternal Indian, commonly known as the Black Hawk statue, overlooks the Rock River from Lowden State Park in Oregon, Ill. This shot was taken by Garrett Feik, of Aledo, Ill., as he, Jon Gress and Jake Boucher kayaked through the area. As of this report, Feik, Gress and Boucher were approaching the mouth of the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Ill., two weeks after putting their kayaks in at the Rock’s headwaters at Wisconsin’s Horicon Marsh.

They made the trip to raise money for the Maranatha Baptist University athletic program. They chronicled the journey at

Send donations to:

Maranatha Baptist University Sabercats
745 West Main St.
Watertown, WI 53094

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