The Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail Coalition is proud to announce that it has received a grant of $2,500 from Illinois Humanities to support the production of a self-guided tour booklet.
The Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (KCT) is located within the St. Louis metropolitan area in St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph Counties in southwestern Illinois. The KCT corridor connects visitors with an opportunity to discover the region’s native people’s history, French colonial roots, Revolutionary War era settlers, early Illinois’ statehood, Westward Expansion, 18th and 19th century European immigration influences, prominent agricultural heritage and unique scenic landscapes. The Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail is an instrumental piece of our region’s history, but many people do not even know of its existence.
This publication would contain detailed information about all of the historical points of interest along, and surrounding, the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail, and their significance to the history of Illinois. The hope is to encourage people to explore the wonders along the entire 60-mile trail.
For more, please see this week’s print edition.