From Catsup to Cahokia: One Night in Collinsville, Illinois

September 2012 My husband laughed when I told him we were going to look at the world’s largest catsup bottle. (World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, 800 South Morrison Avenue, Illinois Route 159, Collinsville, IL62234). He was less than thrilled when he discovered that I wasn’t joking and when, at the end of an already long day’s drive,…

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In Pictures: Memphis to New Orleans and up the Natchez Trace

Driving to the John Whitmer history conference in Independence, Mo. last September, I made Doc drive past “the world’s largest ketchup bottle” in Collinsville, Ill.  Okay, it wasn’t really that far out of our way.  Our hotel for the night was just down the road… The next morning we made a stop at Cahokia Mounds…