Le Bruin

Le Bruin

“Bruin du le Roche”
The Legend of LaSalle and Tonti’s cache of
gold buried on top of Starved Rock’s 125 foot bluff
lured many 18th century treasure hunters to the ruins
of the old trading post known as “Le Roche”.

One night over two hundred years ago, as if guarding
the old French treasure a giant bear rose up out of the
forest and chased a group looking for the fortune back
into the Illinois river. To date, the treasure has never
been found, though rumors of it still persist.