A Revolutionary War Memorial

There’s a war memorial in Cahokia, Illinois. Now, I know that doesn’t sound particularly unusual, but it’s not just any war memorial…it is, in part, a Revolutionary War memorial. We don’t see too much of that this far west! Of course the main focus of the Revolutionary War portion of this memorial is George Rogers Clark’s (the “Conqueror of the Northwest), Illinois campaign, which eventually led, in part, to our alliance with France which helped end the war, and the near-doubling of the colonies.

The best part of this memorial (in my opinion), is the old flag:


I love finding these hidden treasures around the St. Louis area!

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