Lakeview Baptist Church 1986

Though it seems a familiar sight for residents of Cave Springs, several aspects of this property have changed since 1986 when this photo was taken. The building that used to house Lakeview Baptist Church is now the Illinois River Watershed Partnership’s Learning Center, and the lake is no longer called Lake Keith (new name to be announced this fall!). From this vantage point, one can see Osage Creek flowing in the background. This is the tributary that carries the cave spring water to the Illinois River, approximately 15 miles downstream.