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Culture
4:51 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Frontier Illinois Comes to Life at Fort Massac Encampment

Fort Massac State Park Encampment
Credit dnr.state.il.us

A re-creation of the lifestyles and atmosphere of the late 1700's at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis draws people from all over the nation to the park's annual encampment this Saturday and Sunday. Featuring cannons, arts and crafts and historical demonstrations, the event pays tribute to Illinois' frontier history. Kate Lochte is joined by Neal Mankey, Fort Massac's Natural Resource Coordinator, and Chris McGinness, the fort's Site Superintendent, on Sounds Good to learn more about this event, expecting 200,000 visitors to the Metropolis area.

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Kincaid Mounds
12:12 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Kincaid Mounds Damage by Possible Looters

Picture of the hole made in the Kincaid Mounds by a possible looter.
Sheila Richey Kincaid Mounds Support Organization

Southern Illinois authorities are investigating damage and possible looting to prehistoric native American sites in Massac and Pope Counties.

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