DATE: Saturday / April 2, 2005

GAME: Illinois 72 / Louisville 57

LOCATION: Adkin's Point (Somer Township / Champaign County, Illinois)

SUBPLOT: Miamis Passing to the West

About 1832 a large body of Indians (believed to have been Miamis), 900 in number, in moving from their Indiana reservation to the western territories, passed through Champaign County, crossing the Salt Fork at Prather's Ford, a mile or so above St. Joseph, thence by the north side of Big Grove to Newcom's Ford and by Cheney's Grove. It is said the caravan extended from Prather's Ford to Adkins' Point, as the northern extremity of Big Grove was then called. These Indians were entirely friendly to the whites and encamped two days at the Point for rest, where the settlers gathered around for trade and to enjoy their sports. (94)

A Standard History of Champaign County Illinois (1918)
J.R. Stewart