There’s A Hike In Illinois That Leads You Straight To An Abandoned Prehistoric Fort

Finding old remnants of past civilizations is exciting and educating, and in Southern Illinois, there’s something you’ve got to see. This short trail leads to an abandoned prehistoric fort that was used for military action long before this area was part of Illinois or America.

It’s hard to believe that something from so long ago could still be around. Scroll on for more details about this historic site.

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