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Sen. Durbin wants to make Cahokia Mounds a national monument

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Sen. Durbin wants to make Cahokia Mounds a national monument

( KTRS ) An ongoing effort to get an ancient historical Illinois site designated as a national park is getting a boost from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin. The East St. Louis native has sent a letter asking President Obama to declare the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville as a national monument. The property […]

Sen. Durbin wants to make Cahokia Mounds a national monument

( KTRS ) An ongoing effort to get an ancient historical Illinois site designated as a national park is getting a boost from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

The East St. Louis native has sent a letter asking President Obama to declare the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville as a national monument. The property is currently designated, by the United Nations, as a World Heritage Site. It’s also a national historic landmark.

Cahokia is believed to have been inhabited from 700 to 1400 A.D. and was among the most complex societies of ancient North America.

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