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History of Kaskaskia, Illinois, USA

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Kaskaskia, Illinois, USA

Kaskaskia, Randolph, Illinois, USA

Illinois had two capital cities, Kaskaskia, and Vandalia before Springfield.

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  • In 1703, French Jesuit missionaries established a mission in Kaskaskia with the goal of converting the Illini Native Americans to Catholicism.

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  • From the years of early French settlement, Kaskaskia was a multicultural village, consisting of a few French men and numerous Illinois and other American Indians.
    In 1707, the population of the community was estimated at 2,200, the majority Illinois who lived somewhat apart from the Europeans. Writing of...Read MORE...


  • 1714 - First stone church built in Kaskaskia

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  • Kaskaskia became the capital of Upper Louisiana and the French built Fort de Chartres in 1718.
    In the same year they imported the first enslaved Africans, shipped from Santo Domingo in the Caribbean, to work as laborers in the lead mines being...Read MORE...


  • In 1733, the French built Fort Kaskaskia

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  • Fort Kaskaskia destroyed by the British in 1763 during the French and Indian War

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  • 1778 - July 4 - George Rogers Clark captured Kaskaskia, a French village near Detroit

    www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/revolutionarywartimeline.htm

  • February 3, 1809 - Kaskaskia named the capital of Illinois Territory

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  • 1818 - Kaskaskia named capital of the State of Illinois

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  • 1819 - Illinois capital moved from Kaskaskia to Vandalia

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  • 1854 - Kaskaskia
    Kaskaskia, a handsome post-village of Randolph county, Illinois, is finely situated on the right or W. bank of the Kaskaskia river, about 2 miles E....Read MORE...


  • Kaskaskia, Illinois, USA
    View of Kaskaskia, from Fort Gage, 1878
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  • Most of the town of Kaskaskia was destroyed in April 1881 by flooding, as the Mississippi River shifted eastward to a new channel.
    The river now passes east rather than west of the town.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1895 - Kaskaskia
    Kaskaskia, a post-village of Randolph co., III., on the W. bank of the Kaskaskia River, about 1 mile E. of the Mississippi River, and 40 miles S. of...Read MORE...




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  • In 1703, French Jesuit missionaries established a mission in Kaskaskia with the goal of converting the Illini Native Americans to Catholicism.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • From the years of early French settlement, Kaskaskia was a multicultural village, consisting of a few French men and numerous Illinois and other American Indians.
    In 1707, the population of the community was estimated at 2,200, the majority Illinois who lived somewhat apart from the Europeans. Writing of... Read MORE...

  • 1714 - First stone church built in Kaskaskia

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Kaskaskia became the capital of Upper Louisiana and the French built Fort de Chartres in 1718.
    In the same year they imported the first enslaved Africans, shipped from Santo Domingo in the Caribbean, to work as laborers in the lead mines being... Read MORE...

  • In 1733, the French built Fort Kaskaskia

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Fort Kaskaskia destroyed by the British in 1763 during the French and Indian War

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1778 - July 4 - George Rogers Clark captured Kaskaskia, a French village near Detroit

    www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/revolutionarywartimeline.htm
  • February 3, 1809 - Kaskaskia named the capital of Illinois Territory

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1818 - Kaskaskia named capital of the State of Illinois

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1819 - Illinois capital moved from Kaskaskia to Vandalia

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Kaskaskia
    Kaskaskia, a handsome post-village of Randolph county, Illinois, is finely situated on the right or W. bank of the Kaskaskia river, about 2 miles E.... Read MORE...

  • Most of the town of Kaskaskia was destroyed in April 1881 by flooding, as the Mississippi River shifted eastward to a new channel.
    The river now passes east rather than west of the town.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Kaskaskia
    Kaskaskia, a post-village of Randolph co., III., on the W. bank of the Kaskaskia River, about 1 mile E. of the Mississippi River, and 40 miles S. of... Read MORE...

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