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Postby wrveres » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:40 am

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Nat Geo wrote:Instead of imagining the thousands of people who once teemed on the grand plaza here, I keep returning to the fact that Cahokia Mounds in Illinois is one of only eight cultural World Heritage sites in the United States, and it's got a billboard for Joe's Carpet King smack in the middle of it.
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Re: Cahokia: America's First City

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:09 pm

Been there, done that. :^ :-b

Seriously, you guys need to come visit the metro east side of St. Louis and learn all the cool crap that happened here. The area may not be as relevant now as it used to be, but the history here is pretty hard to compete with. ;-D
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Re: Cahokia: America's First City

Postby wrveres » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:13 pm

I had never heard the story. I knew of the Indian mounds there, and in St Louis, but not the actual story. Kinda cool.
They have only excavated 1%, and they have no idea where the people went.
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Re: Cahokia: America's First City

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:15 pm

Well, hopefully, it will please you to know that the story of the Cahokia Mounds - as scant as it is - is a staple of local classrooms and an annual target for field trips.

Or maybe I should say 'was'. It was that way when I was a kid. No idea if it is now, but I would assume it's not changed much.
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Re: Cahokia: America's First City

Postby scottaa1 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:26 pm

StlSluggers wrote:Well, hopefully, it will please you to know that the story of the Cahokia Mounds - as scant as it is - is a staple of local classrooms and an annual target for field trips.


Serpent Mound, in Peebles, Ohio, was the same for our schools.
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Re: Cahokia: America's First City

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:40 pm

wrveres wrote:I had never heard the story. I knew of the Indian mounds there, and in St Louis, but not the actual story. Kinda cool.
They have only excavated 1%, and they have no idea where the people went.

I killed them.
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