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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

6/3/2017 Cahokia Mounds (State Historic Site with Kiosk). The site of a pre-Columbian Native American city (c. 600–1400 CE), covering 2200 acres and containing about 80 mounds. Luckily the grounds are open through the evening, so we could walk some of the trails and check out the varying size mounds. We would have liked to climb the very tall and impressive one, but we simply didn't have time. Also, the weather was more uncomfortable than it has been - nice sun but more humid and reaching 91.

The park sign
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Park info ...
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... and me reading National Road info
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Looking at the mounds area
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Another view
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An idea of what used to be here
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Monks Mound
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Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

7/27/2006 Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail


Lincoln’s Tomb State Historic Site

7/28/2006 ... then drove a short way to Oak Ridge Cemetery and Lincoln’s Tomb State Historic Site [Lincoln Tomb NHL]. Large memorial building with obelisk; inside saw the headstone (grave deep beneath) and tomb of Mary Lincoln and two children.

The park sign
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A view of the monument
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Some statue detail
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Lincoln bust
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Abe's tomb ...
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... and his wife's
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Just like in DC
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Vandalia State House State Historic Site

6/3/2017 Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area