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

Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
1. Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial Marker
Inscription.  On February 26, 1993 the first meeting of the Cahokia Association for the tricentennial was held.

The goals set forth for the organization were to celebrate 300 years of continuous settlement, from the year 1699 to 1999 and to create a memorial on the wedge to honor the people who, through the years, contributed to the history of Cahokia.

The year 1999 was celebrated with concerts, church programs, dinners and many events, such as Thirteen Star Day. The Sons of the American Revolution Monument was dedicated on the 4th of July, 1999.

In 2001, ground was broken for the memorial and the first concrete was poured for the wagon wheel that now stands here. Trees, bushes, and flowers were planted, stepping stones and benches were added. Flags of the three countries that ruled Cahokia fly over the memorial. A thirteen star flag marks the memorial to Fort Bowman. Bronze plaques that each tell of a person or time in the history of our village are placed around the walk to be enjoyed by everyone.

In 2002, the name of the wedge was officially changed to the Jerome F. Lopinot Memorial Wedge. As historian and
Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2019
2. Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial Marker
Marker is in front, facing the clock structure
a person who had a deep love of the village of Cahokia, this was done in his memory. The Cahokia Association for the Tricentennial dedicates this memorial to all the people who stepped forward to make it possible. We leave it in the hands of those who would keep adding to it. Our hope is that it will never be completed, but just keep expanding..
 
Location. 38° 34.25′ N, 90° 11.307′ W. Marker is in Cahokia, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of East 1st Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on East 1st Street. Marker is located along with several others around a clock structure at the Cahokia Wedge (a grassy area), across from Church of the Holy Family. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 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. St. Louis Downtown Airport (Parks Airport) (a few steps from this marker); Cahokia - The Birthplace of the Midwest (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (a few steps from this marker); Parks Air College (a few steps from this marker); The Grand Plan (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bowman (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Pontiac
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 13 Star Day (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 November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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