Entrance to the Cahokia Mounds



Monk's Mound and the city of Cahokia was the capital of the largest pre-Columbian civilization in the United States



Corn, along with the buffalo was used as sustenance by the Indians of the Midwest



St Louis was the city from which the pioneers parted to settle the Old West. This is a view of St Louis from the top of Monk's Mound



The pioneers parted in Conestoga wagons for their trek across the Great Plains of North America



This is the Missouri side of the Mississippi River. Across the river is Illinois



The Gateway to the West



Old Library behind the Gateway Arch



Trip to Cahokia, Illinois and St Louis, Missouri. August 24-26, 2001