TRAVEL ILLINOIS : Our Illinois Road Trip HD
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We were invited to travel Illinois and embark on a road trip. We had a blast discovering what the whole state has to offer!
Travel Partners (highlighted in video) :
Enjoy Illinois -
Visit Champaign County -
Illinois Amish Country -
Visit Effingham -
Visit Alton -
Pontiac, IL -
Businesses featured :
Urbana's Market at the Square -
Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery - prairiefruits.com
Flesor's Candy Kitchen -
Firefly Grill -
Captain Andy's Parasail -
Grafton Winery & Brewhaus -
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville, Illinois
The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Within the 2,200-acre tract, located a few miles west of Collinsville, Illinois, lie the archaeological remnants of the central section of the ancient settlement that is today known as Cahokia.
A World Treasure
In 1982, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), designated Cahokia Mounds a World Heritage Site for its importance to our understanding of the prehistory of North America. Cahokia Mounds has also been recognized as a U. S. National Historic Landmark. Cahokia Mounds is managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as a State Historic Site.
A Thriving Ancient Metropolis
According to archaeological finds, the city of Cahokia was inhabited from about A.D. 700 to 1400. At its peak, from A.D. 1050 to 1200, the city covered nearly six square miles and 10,000 to 20,000 people lived here. Over 120 mounds were built over time, and most of the mounds were enlarged several times. Houses were arranged in rows and around open plazas, and vast agricultural fields lay outside the city.
The site is named for the Cahokia subtribe of the Illiniwek (or Illinois tribe, a loose confederacy of related peoples), who moved into the area in the 1600s. They were living nearby when the French arrived about 1699. Sometime in the mid-1800s, local historians suggested the site be called Cahokia to honor these later arrivals.
Archaeological investigations and scientific tests, mostly since the 1920s and especially since the 1960s, have provided what is known of the once-thriving community.
The Mystery of Cahokia
The fate of the prehistoric Cahokians and their city is unknown, but the decline seems to have been gradual, beginning around the 1200s. By A.D. 1400 the site had been abandoned. Exactly where the people went or what tribes they became is yet to be determined.
Depletion of resources probably contributed to the city's decline. Climate change after A.D. 1200 may have affected crop production and the plant and animal resources needed to sustain a large population. War, disease, social unrest, and declining political and economic power may have also taken their toll.
Historic Galena Illinois
A look at this historic mining town on the Galena River and some of the Civil War era homes in the area including U.S.Grant
Heartland Highways 1204: Effingham Cross, Mueller Museum, Carlyle Lake
At the intersection of two major interstates in Effingham, Illinois, is a landmark you can't miss. The Cross at the Crossroads has been seen by many, but in this episode we'll share the story behind the big symbol. Then, you've probably seen and maybe even used their work and not even known it. We're talking about the Mueller Family and we'll take you inside their museum in Decatur, Illinois. Started by Hieronymus Mueller, a German immigrant, in the late 1800s, the Mueller Company became famous for fire hydrants, butterfly valves and much more. But the story behind the man and his family is one you won't want to miss. Our final story in this episode takes us to Carlyle Lake. This 26,000-acre lake is the largest man-made lake in the state.
mysterious abandoned buildings in illinois: urban exploration of a possible ghost town
this old farming community is right at the outer edge of the chicago suburbs. the planes you hear are going to and from o'hare international airport.
this was recorded summer 2013.
some people comment that it's just a farm but i have another ghost town video from a place called irish town, new york, which was said to be a farming community from about 1880-1930. this place seems kinda like that except not as old. its several farms not just one, and there used to be more but some remains were recently repurposed.
fwiw the reason I don't tell the world the location of this place is to protect this place from the world
The Way South: The Southern Gateway
Chapter 4: A trip south along Interstate 57 south of Mount Vernon. In my opinion, this is the point where the only decision is to travel south, as motorists from I-57 and I-64 use I-57 to reach I-24, that runs through many southern states.
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Nacogdoches - Texas
Imagens da cidade de Nacogdoches - Texas EUA
City of Nacogdoches - TX
Nacogdoches é uma cidade localizada no estado norte-americano de Texas, no Condado de Nacogdoches.De acordo com o United States Census Bureau tem uma área de 65,5 km², dos quais 65,3 km² cobertos por terra e 0,2 km² cobertos por água.
Imagens: Gustavo Costa
Extended Stay America - Rockford - State Street in Rockford IL
Website: . . . . . . . .. .. ... . .. .. .. Extended Stay America - Rockford - State Street 747 North Bell School Road Rockford IL 61107 This Extended Stay America - Rockford - State Street is located in Rockford and especially designed for longer stays, with all rooms featuring a fully equipped kitchen. The hotel offers free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Every kitchen at Extended Stay America - Rockford is equipped with a stove , microwave and a fridge. The hotel also provides guests with laundry and ironing facilities, upgraded bedding with extra pillows, and fresh water in in every room. The property offers free onsite parking and free local phone calls. Attractions within close proximity to the hotel include the BMO Harris Bank Center, the OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and the Tinkler Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens.
Bikefest - 2016 - Motorcycle Rally, Bikes, Bikers, Babes and Party
Leesburg Bike Fest 2016 It's all happening here. Motorcycle Rally
Sara's Campground, Erie PA
Welcome to Sara’s Campground, offering camping along the shores of beautiful Lake Erie! Pitch your tent or park your camper on one of over 100 campsites nestled along both the bayside and lakeside beaches of the lake. Sara’s Campground is located directly between Presque Isle State Park, with over 12 miles of public beaches, bike paths and nature trails, and Waldameer Amusement Park and Water World.