Kaskaskia – It was Illinois' first state capital, before the capital was mov…


Kaskaskia – It was Illinois' first state capital, before the capital was moved to Vandalia in 1820. Most of the town was destroyed in April of 1881 by flooding. During the flood, the Mississippi shifted to a new channel, running to the east of the town instead of to the west as before; the state boundary line, however, remained in its original location.



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