The mighty Mississippi was once named ‘River of the Immaculate Conception.’ Here’s why

Kaskaskia was, at one time and in some ways, the center of the Mississippian universe. The now-tiny hamlet, located on the river, predates the historic riverside metropolises of New Orleans to the south and St. Louis to the north. Known at one time as the “Grand Village,” Kaskaskia was a prosperous nexus of trade for […]

The mighty Mississippi was once named ‘River of the Immaculate Conception.’ Here’s why

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