The National Trust for Historic Preservation is currently hosting a Community Challenge that will give the three historic sites with the most votes a cash prize. Currently, Cahokia Mounds is ranked 13th and will require a big push during the last three days of voting to make it into the top three.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cahokia Mounds gives the St. Louis Area an extremely unique International attraction. While visiting Berlin recently, I found many references to Museum Island‘s designation as a UNESCO site. This is a source of great pride for the people of Berlin. Unfortunately, I don’t think that most St. Louisans appreciate the significance of Cahokia Mounds and are unaware of its status as a World Heritage Site (nobody in my family knew that we had a UNESCO site in St. Louis when I mentioned it in Berlin). This is our chance to both contribute to Cahokia Mounds, and to help spread the appreciation of our history that the United Nations recognizes while many locals fail to.
If the flying saucer on Grand is worth fighting for, Cahokia Mounds certainly is too.
Click on the image above to register, and cast your vote for Cahokia Mounds.