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The Rock River Anything That Floats Race Returns August 20th
When I first started at WROK in 1983, one of the first of many really cool events that I was introduced to was the WROK/WZOK Anything That Floats Rock River Raft Race. Hundreds and hundreds of people participated, and thousands more lined the banks of the Rock River to cheer them on. After a go…
Thanks, But I'll Stick With Magic Waters...
As a kid growing up along the banks of the Rock River in Oregon, my parents made it quite clear that I was not to be swimming in the Rock. The river, they argued, was a drowning hazard--swift, full of dangerous currents, and was inhabited by creatures (like the garfish) that would bite off large chu…
Repairs to the Eternal Indian (Blackhawk) Statue Have Stalled
Having grown up directly across the Rock River from The Eternal Indian Statue (known by many as Blackhawk, or Chief Blackhawk), I've been following the restoration efforts going on in Oregon for quite awhile now. A news report published yesterday indicates that we're going to have to keep …
Crew Tests Mixtures on Black Hawk Statue
OREGON, Ill. (AP) — A restoration team is testing different mixtures to fix cracks running through a 104-year-old statue of a Native American overlooking the Rock River in northern Illinois.
Sauk Valley Media reports that the effects of time and weather have damaged the 50-foot-tall tribute to …

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