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I live in Eastern Kentucky and my son has moved to the same county as this bell. The drive from Illinois takes you across the Mississippi River and around some back roads of Missouri to actually get to Kaskaskia which is on the West side...更多
This is a very important piece of our history tucked away in a very remote area of Illinois, (which you actually access from St. Mary's, Missouri). The old church next door is beautiful! Just look for it's tall steeple to find this landmark.
and even less about the surrounding area. The bell is a fascinating story but you see it through a set of doors and an iron gate fr/ about ten feet away so there is no way to see the inscriptions or ironwork nor can you...更多
The method of viewing of the bell was a very good idea. Push a button and a door opens. For history buffs a very interesting place. The entire site is also of interest to those with geology background because of the river history.
It was so interesting to learn that this bell was donated by Louis XV King of France in the 1700's and that it was conservated. Very interesting place!
As part of a day trip, we drove to Kaskaskia to see the famous bell that Louis XV gave to the good Catholic folks of the area in 1744. It's housed in a tiny brick building. When you ring a doorbell, the doors open (or...更多
I'm glad to have learned about this "Liberty Bell of the West" from researching it but actually viewing it was a huge disappointment. The bell is stored in a building that looks like it has interesting displays but you are only able to see the...更多