Modoc Rock Shelter
The marker is two miles southeast below Prairie du Rocher on Bluff Road. The marker is on the north side of the road at the base of a huge bluff.
Illinois State Museum and The Illinois State Historical Society
As early as 8000 B.C. prehistoric Indians were camping in the shelter of this great sandstone bluff. These nomadic people, who lived by hunting animals and gathering plants for food and fibers, came here regularly for more than 6000 years. Later Indian groups, who began to settle in villages, used the rock shelter occasionally when hunting. The pioneers and their descendants continued to make use of the shelter in historic times.
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