4 Illinois historical sites recognized for STL250th birthday

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (KTVI) – Four historical sites in the Metro East have been recognized for their contribution to the development of St. Louis by STL250. STL250 which is organizing the yearlong celebration for the City of St. Louis’s 250th birthday presented the four sites with STL250 birthday cakes that will be displayed at site throughout 2014.

Four historical sites:

  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site – The largest Native American earthworks in North America and the site of a huge city about 1,000 years ago
  • Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site – Built as a home around 1740 and later served as a courthouse, post office and tavern in early St. Louis-area settlement
  • Lewis and Clark State Historic Site – Where the famed explorers prepared and launched their expedition into the unknown western territory of the United States
  • The Elijah Lovejoy Memorial – That honors the newspaper editor killed while protecting his press from a mob enraged by his anti-slavery views.

For more information on STL250, visit www.stl250.org.

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