Allerton Park is the former estate of philanthropist Robert Allerton. The park now belongs to the University of Illinois. My first exposure to the place was when I was very young. My sisters went there for 4-H camp. I joined 4-H when I was old enough just so I could go to camp at Allerton Park. I went for a week each summer for 4 summers. A few years later, I would periodically stop there when passing by on the interstate. I took these photos at various times over the years.

The park is mostly woods, but in the center lies the ... (more)