This photograph was donated to Olivet Nazarene University by the Black family.
J.R. Black was an advocate for the conservation of the Kankakee River and spent many years collecting data and working with multiple organizations to preserve the Kankakee River Valley.
Meece Gingerich Gereaux and Associates and Schierholz, Mark J., "Elk's Country Club and Lodge Aerial Photo and Plat of Survey" (1999). J.R. Black Kankakee River Materials. 42.