Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Illinois 200th Anniversary, 20 Historic Sites: Kaskaskia and Pullman
From the December 3, 2017, Chicago Tribune "Because it's the bicentennial: 200 things every Illinoisan should do -- or see, eat or drink -- at least once." by Lori Racki.
History: 20 Things to do in Illinois
1. KASKASKIA-- the first, short-lived state capital by the Mississippi River.
2. CAHOKIA MOUNDS-- In Collinsville, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, largest pre-Columbian metropolis north of Mexico.
3. NAPER SETTLEMENT-- In Naperville What life in Illinois was like pre-plumbing.
4. PULLMAN-- Chicago's Far South Side. Pullman Historic District. One of the country's most famous and controversial company towns The bloody strike here led to the federal government declaring Labor Day a holiday.
5. HULL HOUSE-- Where countless immigrants received a helping hand in Chicago.
Lots of History In This State. --RoadDog