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Rocher’s Fight For Survival Gets Boost As The Village Seeks U.S. National Park Designation

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While a lot of things are shut down, Fort de Chartres remains open for recreational activities for families. One local group, the Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres, met for the first time since March. The French history appreciation gtun club met Aug. 9 for a meeting and shoot (following social distancing). The 40-year-old club uses flintlock, muzzle loading guns. Getting ready for target practice are, left to right, first row, Carson Hulsey, Kelley Hulsey, Joseph Kopriva, Jena Kopriva, Kenny Kopriva Bud Hoock and Brenda Hoock; and second row, Myron Dierks, Ned Reily, John Songer, Jeff McCay, Dave Horne and Dujana Tucker.       – photo by Ericha Johanning
Rocher's Fight For Survival Gets Boost As

by Joe Leicht   Over the past 300 years, the quaint village of Prairie du Rocher has seen its challenges... whether it’s been the seasonal flood waters of the Mississippi River or factional conflicts among the colonial French and British and native American tribes that once inhabited its environs. The biggest challenge Rocher has faced …

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