Walkers can explore the Interpretive Center to learn about the largest prehistoric Indian city north of Mexico that was a religious, political, economic and cultural center.
Walkers will view Woodhenge, a circular sun calendar, plus the Stockade & numerous earthen mounds.
Walkers get ready to walk the trail on a beautiful evening for a Three Mile Thursdays’ walk.
The Illinois Trekkers invite walkers to a Traditional Walk event at the Cahokia Mounds. Cahokia Mounds is a State Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark & World Heritage Site. Cahokia Mounds is the largest prehistoric site north of Mexico. Walk where the Mississippian Indians first settled in AD 700. The mounds were built of earth transported in baskets on peoples’ backs to elevate ceremonial buildings & residences of the elite, & to provide burial sites. The walk path passes Indian cultural areas & travels through several habitats on grass, concrete & gravel.
Monks Mound is the largest earthen mound in North America & is the equivalent to a 10 story building. Walkers can climb 154 steps to the top of Monks Mound.
Walkers stop under the Navy jet for a picture.
Walkers enjoyed the cool temperatures for the Thursday evening walk.
Thank you to Ralph Dehne for the classic car display & the classic gas station that walkers enjoyed viewing. Picture courtesy of DeAnne Brown. To view more of DeAnne’s pictures go to the American Volkssport Association Facebook site: AmericanVolkssportAssociation@groups.facebook.com
Thank you to Barbara Sahrhage for helping create the walk & coordinating with Ralph Dehne for the classic car display.
Walkers at the registration table at the YMCA.
Walkers starting out on the Historic Red Bud 5k Walk.
Illinois Trekkers’ officers.
Walkers will see the historic Opera House that is now home of the Opera House Bistro Restaurant and the Red Bud Museum. All walkers will have a chance to win a Illinois Bicentennial pin.
Walkers stop during their walk on Saturday.
Walkers get ready to start the walk at the Café on the Abbey.