Ancient City Near St. Louis

Today’s random Googling landed me some info about an ancient city close to where St. Louis is today.

Who knew there were ancient, mysterious cities right here in this country?

According to this National Geographic article, the city lasted 300 years. It is  called Cahokia today, though who knows what the inhabitants called it? There were enough houses for thousands of people. It may have died because of weather changes – it became drier, the land less fertile.

The idea is positively fascinating. I mean, the idea of an ancient city right in this country whose origins and end is a mystery.

I am thinking knowing more could prove inspiring, for some future story. There are even books on the topic. So, yeah, I think this will be next non-fictional read.