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Fox River Lighthouse

jprphotos_jgardens This white octagonal lighthouse sits  on the shore of the Fox River in Geneva, Illinois.  It was built by the Fabyan’s on their riverside estate approximately, 1905.  The Fox river today does not see any commercial traffic, just recreational vehicles and land tourists.  The light was built in defiance of what the state considered navigatable waters.  One could only imagine giant ships bringing goods up and down the river from town to town.  The Fox River Valley.

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Tekakwitha Woods

jprphotos_Fox_River_Bend A January day and a walk down by the Fox River.  I experienced this path of quiet architecture just walking along taking a route most others do not take.  Thank goodness for my boots.  Tekakwitha Woods is a recreational area in the Fox Valley.  Tekakwitha Woods is located north of St. Charles off Route 25 Their address is 35WO76 Villa Marie Road.  It was a little cold and a little damp and very interesting.  I did eventually cross the Fox River to the picnic area which eventually leads to a rail station from the train museum.  The shoreline is healthy and many sections protected and kept up by Friends of the Fox River.  I can only recommend you send a donation or become a member. 

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