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