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May 31, 2011 - Home Of Popeye The Sailor Man

From Cahokia RV Parque – Cahokia, IL Our destination of the day was the point where the waters of the Mississippi River average a speed of four miles per hour and are the narrowest from shore to shore between St. Louis and New Orleans. Where on the Great River Road were we exploring today?..........Chester, IL. The town of Chester was established in 1819 just a year after Illinois was admitted to the Union as a State. However the first home was not built until 1829 by Samuel Smith and this is why the town was first known as Smith’s Landing....

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