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Bid renewed to get NP status for WH-listed Cahokia Mounds State HS in Illinois

Assistant site manager Bill Iseminger stood at the base of 100-foot-high Monks Mound, bracing himself against an icy winter wind whipping across Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville. He was relating a story he’s told countless times: how the ancient Mississippians built the earthen mounds at Cahokia Mounds one basketful of dirt at a time.


Iseminger, 74, has worked at the site for 48 years and figures he’s climbed Monks Mound at least 1,000 times, though not as frequently in recent years.


https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/change-wind-cahokia-mounds-supporters-try-again-national-park-status#stream/0

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