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  • World's Largest Catsup Bottle
    World's Largest Catsup Bottle
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    by WulfstanTraveller Written Feb 8, 2014

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    Collinsville is home to the "World's Largest Catsup Bottle," a water tower made to look like Brooks Catsup bottle due to the nearby ketchup plant. It is a registered landmark.

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    by TravellerMel Written Jun 8, 2009

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    Roadside America strikes again! While planning a trip to St. Louis, I looked at www.roadsideamerica.com to see what kitschy roadside attraction might be on my way. Well, this was not far off my path, so I made the trek to see the World's Largest Catsup Bottle - in reality, a 170-ft water tower. The funniest thing (to me) was that I was NOT the only person there taking photos! Travelling alone sometimes stinks - I couldn't get a photo with the bottle, since the self-timer and zoom would not "sync"... Anyway, fun to see if you are passing thru - not much else to the town (which touts itself as "historic").

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    by sambarnett Updated Jun 3, 2003

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    At its peak, around 1200 CE, more people lived here (20,000) than in London and it wasn’t until 1800 that a US city (Philadelphia)reached a higher number of inhabitants. This was the largest Native settlement in North America and a genuine Native American urban center. So important is this site that it has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
    We passed by here every year on family trips to Arkansas. We were missing out, don't make the same mistake! If you are anywhere near the vicinity do not pass up the opportunity to visit this amazing place. Soon I hope to create a more detailed site at the Cahokia Mounds at the Cahokia Mounds State Park link here on VT.

    twin mounds: fox and roundtop

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