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Historical Marker:

Cahokia, Illinois


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Location:
Missing
Coordinates:
No coordinates identified
Dedication Date:
01/01/1953
Dedication By:
State of Illinois

Marker Description:
Here, in 1699, priests of the Seminary of Quebec founded the Mission of the Holy Family. Around it developed the village of Cahokia, the first permanent white settlement in Illinois. For more than a century Cahokia prospered, but about 1815 decline commenced, and the village gradually yielded its ancient importance.

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