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CAHOKIA, EARLY STATE VILLAGE, TO BE RESTORED By Associated Press. 1 CAHOKIA, June 6.—Old Cahokln, one of tho earliest French villages In the state, Is to be restored, planted planted "after tho Illinois stylo ot landscaping landscaping nnd made into a state park, under plans which George Hodkln- son, .assistant state architect Is drawing. Tho work Is to bo done It Is a to Bat i . '. thirsty and hungry, stop at refreshed with an inviting served promptly and treat to be here. Light Dinner Try Our Special Ice Cream, a Delight" T the Entire Family. .^ , •; y private iubierlptlons toward i rhlch many ot th« descendants ot lie old French settlers are contrlb- ting. David 0. Thomas, county superln- ondent of highways, Is at the bead t. the movement. •The plans Include the return to Cshokla the old Cahokla court louse, which is now In Jackson 'ark, Chicago, an'd the building ot rnanicntal walks, drives and 'seats. Vhen completed the park will be rossed by two state bond Issue oads, routes 10 and 3, and an In- erurban line will stop nt one side. One ot the most Interesting build- ngs In tho park will bo the old •loly Family church . which was milt In 1708 and which is probably ho first church building ever erected erected In the state, that is still slanting. slanting. At the time the church was built the mission which built It was already 100 years old. having been established In 1698. The original crucifix used by the church,'which may be as old as the mission itself, s still In front ot the church. Be- lilnd the church Is the old priest's home, which was built a short time later. The old .court house, one ot the first government buildings In Illinois, Illinois, was moved from Cahokla in 1898 and rebuilt, exactly as It stood, In Jackson Park, Chicago, for the Columbian Exposition. This build- Ing is to be returned to Its original site and preserved at) an historic memorial. The home ot Nicholas Jarrot, -one ot the earliest French residents ot Cahokla, will also be preserved In the park. Jarrot, who at one time was one ot the leading citizens ot the state, built a fine home ot colonial colonial brick in which many important important and impressive tunctlons were held. LaFayette was entertained In Jarrot's home on his visit to Illinois approximately 100 years ago, and the home was the center ot the social social life of the settlement. A large tract of land adjoining the original town on the north, has been obtained and will be made Into an ornamental park. Native trees, shrubs, vines and tlowers will be used in preserving the broad, flat curving lines of the prairies. Old Cahokla once was a river town, but reclamation work, carried on In the early French days, pushed back the river and it is now approximately a mile and one-half from the river. The French families which now occupy the farms ot their ancestors are successful truck farmers. .Many ot the acres that will be converted into park are now covered with cabbage, cabbage, onion, tomato plants and with melon vines. The park will form a rough triangle with Houte 3 at tho nor'.h side of tho bnse, an Intemr- ban lino on tho oast side nnd First street MI* the south'Ride. Route 11 will blaect the park. HARTFORD Ball Game—Married Men . , vs. School Team The Woodrow Wilson school team played hall Wednesday afternoon with n. picked team,, of married men managed by Julius Kuohnol. Tho game proved an Interesting 'one na ralglit 1)0 expected. It resulted In a scoro oC 12 to -- In favor of. the married men. Mr. Oreon pitched for tlio school tenm nnd thr> married men appeared to ho taking turns pitching' BO numerous were their pitchers. J, Post Office Moved Mrs. Wnt. Gallagher, postmistress, having remodeled the Edwards filling filling station which building they quite reccntfy purchased, has moved moved tho post office from Sonnenberg's Sonnenberg's Etore Into the new building.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 06 Jun 1924, Fri,
  3. Page 9

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