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Cahokia Mounds in Illinois

We lived a few hours north of Cahokia Mounds and drove the other side of the Mississippi River right past it numerous times on trips to Saint Louis, Missouri. 317 more words

Veterans furious after 'Freedom Tree' chopped down in Collinsville

COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – More than 30 years ago, the American Legion post in Collinsville planted what was called ‘The Freedom Tree’ to honor veterans and remember POWs and armed service members considered MIA. 325 more words


Who Doesn't Love a Flea Market?

I can’t say I remember the first time I went to a flea market, but I can tell you where it was; Collinsville, Alabama. Weekends were made for plundering through booths, digging through piles of junque, and finally finding that “treasure” you just can’t live without. 814 more words

Random Musings

Tragedy at Southern Illinois' Rend Lake

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois say a man and his 13-year-old grandson are dead after a boating incident on Rend Lake.

In a news release, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says 63-year-old Terry Calvert of New Baden had taken his two grandchildren from Collinsville fishing on Monday. 94 more words


Stairway to Heaven

Note: This originally appeared in the Oklahoma Main Street blog on August 12, 2008.


Collinsville, Oklahoma

We climbed the steps to history. Owner Snook Bayouth took us up the side stairs of the 1911 T.A. 552 more words


Winter Solstice Event Sunday at Cahokia Mounds

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (IRN) - A crowd will gather in Collinsville on Sunday to welcome winter.

The place will be Woodhenge, a circle of wooden posts at Cahokia Mounds, where the Mississippian culture of 1,000 years ago observed the sunrise as far south in the sky as it would be, marking the winter solstice. 134 more words


Cake 230—World’s Largest Catsup Bottle (20 cakes left)

If you’re a fan of ketchup, then you definitely need to visit the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois. Originally, this 170-feet tall tower held water, not ketchup. 198 more words

Cakeway To The West