Thursday, October 24, 2013

Kudos to the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail

The Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail is one of this year's winners of the Richard H. Driehaus Preservation Awards.  These awards are given out by Landmarks Illinois, a nonprofit group that advocates for the protection of historic properties, to recognize excellence in preservation.  In 2000, the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail had in fact been listed on the association's list of 10 Most Endangered Landmarks.

Fort de Chartres, just west of Prairie du Rocher, in Randolph County, Illinois.
The trail, which as its name suggests linked Kaskaskia and Cahokia in the Pays des Illinois, is first mentioned in 1718 in conjunction with the building of Fort de Chartres and shows up for the first time on maps in the 1730s.

For more you can check out the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail on Facebook.