CAHOKIA, Il. (KMOV.com) -- There's a new push to get Cahokia Mounds in the Metro East named as a national park.

Twin Mounds at Cahokia Mounds

The Twin Mounds

Thursday, U.S. Representative Mike Bost introduced a bill to establish national park status for the historic site.

It would include mounds in Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe Counties, as well as Sugarloaf Mound in St. Louis.

The park would be jointly managed between the National Park Service and local stakeholders.

Right now, the site is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Copyright 2019 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.