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New Panel Will Study Cahokia Mounds

The Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center (photo from IL Historic Preservation Agency)


Collinsville, Ill. – A panel was named Monday to look into how the the Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site in the Metro-East might be preserved and expanded.

The mounds are the site of a large American Indian city that existed from about 700 B.C. to 1450 A.D.

A museum on the site was completed in 1989 but has only opened five days a week of late because of state budget cuts.

State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka says preservation efforts have been at a standstill and more needs to be done. She adds Cahokia Mounds tourism can create jobs for Illinoisans. The new 20-member Cahokia commission, includes representatives from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Osage Nation of Oklahoma.


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