12.17.2007

What Illinois town is WEST of the Mississippi?

Kaskaskia, Illinois


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Comment: Don Steinhart from our church was by tonight. Don is our Deacon and he and Amy visited us. Don had this interesting geography / geology tidbit: In 1881, the Mississippi shifted to a new channel, running to the east of the town instead of to the west as before; the state boundary line, however, remained in its original location. Kaskaskia is therefore one of the few portions of Illinois west of the Mississippi.

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