A new history book about Starved Rock State Park is set to hit bookstores this month.
"Starved Rock State Park: Postcard History Series" is scheduled to be available in about one week. Area stores such as Ottawa's Book Mouse, Utica's Common Grounds BookCaf and Starved Rock Lodge will stock the book.
The 128-page book contains more than 100 images of postcards from the early and mid-20th century that depict features of the park.
The book was put together by Nancy Hill Barta, a resident of the Starved Rock vicinity who belongs to the Utica-based La Salle County Historical Society, among other area historical groups.
The book was published by Arcadia Publishing, which has put out previous local history books pertaining to La Salle County, Starved Rock and the Civilian Conservation Corps through its "Images of America" series.