Cahokia - The Birthplace of the Midwest

Cahokia - The Birthplace of the Midwest (HM2MJO)

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N 38° 34.248', W 90° 11.296'

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Founded on May 14, 1699 as an Indian mission by missionary priests from the seminary of foreign missions at Quebec, Cahokia was the first European settlement in the entire Mississippi Valley.

A significant mission and a principle fur trading post during its early decades, Cahokia's fur traders reached the extremities of the Missouri River and many of its tributaries. However, Cahokia's finest days of glory were the courageous contributions of its people to the War of American Independence.

Cahokia celebrated its tri-centennial in 1999. The birthplace of the Midwest is now more than three hundred years old.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 744959 N 4272898
Decimal Degrees38.57080000, -90.18826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.248', W 90° 11.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 14.88" N, 90° 11' 17.76" W
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