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Cahokia in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cahokia

Lewis & Clark Expedition

 

1803-1806

 
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By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
1. Cahokia Marker
Inscription.  Cahokia was Lewis and Clark's host community for much of their six month stay in Illinois. Meriwether Lewis was often found in Cahokia on expedition business through the winter of 1803-04. During this important period of preparation, Lewis spent considerable time at Cahokia Courthouse, the political and communications center of the region, and at Holy Family Parish Church, the community's religious and social center.
 
Erected 2003 by The Illinois Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.254′ N, 90° 11.332′ W. Marker is in Cahokia, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on East 1st Street just west of Church Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at Cahokia Wedge (a grassy area), across from the Church of the Holy Family. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Church Street, East Saint Louis IL 62206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis and Clark in Illinois (a few steps from this marker); Illinois in the American Revolution
Cahokia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
2. Cahokia Marker
It is located in front of a gazebo and a war memorial on the Cahokia Wedge.
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. Louis Downtown Airport (Parks Airport) (within shouting distance of this marker); Parks Air College (within shouting distance of this marker); Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Cahokia - The Birthplace of the Midwest (within shouting distance of this marker); 13 Star Day (within shouting distance of this marker); The Grand Plan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahokia.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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