The French in Illinois: Ste. Genevieve

Saint Genevieve isn’t actually in Illinois,it’s across the water in Missouri. On the other side of the Mississippi river is the French town of Prairie Du Rocher, which my map says has the “French Colonial district”, and Fort Kaskaskia, the scene of annual French ethnic New Year festivities.

The pole in the last photo is a record of high water marks from various years.

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