This Is The Oldest Place You Can Possibly Go In Illinois And Its History Will Fascinate You
The oldest places in Illinois are its ancient Indian mounds. While you’re probably familiar with Cahokia, there is another traditional burial ground in the Prairie State that is worth a visit. Check out the Native American mounds near Lewistown for a blast from way way back.
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Dickson Mounds Museum is located at 10956 N Dickson Mounds Rd., Lewistown, IL 61542, and you can learn more about it on its website or Facebook page.
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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