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Subject: Kaskaskia - first capital of Illinois rss

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Bob Shurig
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First and foremost, I would like to say that I have been looking forward to Broadhorns! Early Trade on the Mississippi for quite some time now; and I am thrilled that it is getting published. Secondly, however, concerns a rather glaring geographical error. Since this game involves early trade on the Mississippi, the town of Kaskaskia was in Illinois, and not in Missouri. As a matter of fact, Kaskaskia was initially the first capital of Illinois, and it wasn't until the Mississippi River shifted eastward to it's new channel in 1881, which is even after Abraham Lincoln's time, that most of the town resided in Missouri. Since the game isn't published yet, perhaps there is still time for the historical correction and, as I mentioned at the outset, I am looking forward to Broadhorns! Early Trade on the Mississippi.
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Nathan Morse
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Educational!
 
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Bob Shurig
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Most of Kaskaskia was destroyed by flooding in 1881 as the Mighty Mississippi shifted eastward because crews had cleared the river banks of trees used for fuel to feed both steamboat and railroad enterprises.
 
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I can't wait as well, this and Pioneer Days!
 
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Jim Harmon
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I talked to the artist and he was able to correct the location of kaskaskia pretty easily. Thanks for pointing this out!
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