Cahokia 2

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Cahokia 2 - - UPOH THIS axCOVD TZXSAC a fsw old forest...
- UPOH THIS axCOVD TZXSAC a fsw old forest trans, oaks and elms, are still growing. The top is divided into two parts, the northern part being five or six feet the higher.. The top ha an area of about ona and a half acres. On the top are the remains of dwelling house and portions of a fence that once inclosed the elevated area. The building was, in years past, the residence residence of one of the whits settlers who owned the land. In 1K11 the mound was occupied by a colony of monks of the order of La Trappe. and Breckenridge. who saw and described it then, when the wbole plain was a waving sea of prairie grass, said the monks had th lower terrace terrace sown in wheat, and used the top for a kitchen garden. The structure is still known in the neighborhood a th "Monk's Mound." .6&Sa?f SBCTlOKAXf TTSTW OF JfOUJTD. The white settler who built the honse on the top, as seen in the engraving, made the roadway roadway from the base to the top. In the middle of the first terrace there ia still to be seen an ap proach, or graded way, that lead into the plain Excepting the western side which is seamed by ravines and show th effects of the elements, during the lapse of centuries, the sides arc still straight and in good preservation, being too steep to cuiuvbvsl Ths view from the top of the Mound ia simnlv magnificent. The miles of level plain above and below, bounded on the east by the line of bluffs, while on the west, half a dozen miles distant, is a splendid picture of the great city of di xvouia.

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 02 Jan 1888, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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