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The Piasa Bird (pie-uh-saw). Painted on the bluffs outside Alton Illinois. It's not quite the same as, or in the same place along the bluffs, as Lewis & Clark saw it but interesting to behold anyway.

The Piasa Bird (pie-uh-saw). Painted on the bluffs outside Alton Illinois. It's not quite the same as, or in the same place along the bluffs, as Lewis & Clark saw it but interesting to behold anyway.

The Piasa Bird,  Alton, Illinois.  The original petroglyph was blasted off the cliff just west of Alton, when the River Road was widened to 4 lanes back in the late fifties or early sixties, I think.

The Piasa Bird, Alton, Illinois. The original petroglyph was blasted off the cliff just west of Alton, when the River Road was widened to 4 lanes back in the late fifties or early sixties, I think.

DISCOUNT STORES OF THE '60S - Goverment Employee Mart.  We often shopped here - the Minneapolis location was  on Cedar Avenue across from the current sight of the Mall of America.

DISCOUNT STORES OF THE '60S - Goverment Employee Mart. We often shopped here - the Minneapolis location was on Cedar Avenue across from the current sight of the Mall of America.

Collinsville, Illinois: small-town scenery

Collinsville, Illinois: small-town scenery

Alton's historic Civil War era military prison wall

Alton's historic Civil War era military prison wall

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site - Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site - Collinsville, Illinois

Dad took us fishing in Illinois and we drove past the piasa bird painted on the cliff. Great River Road - legend of the Piasa bird - Alton, IL

Dad took us fishing in Illinois and we drove past the piasa bird painted on the cliff. Great River Road - legend of the Piasa bird - Alton, IL

aviary cage 1904 worlds fair | The gigantic 228-foot long Flight Cage was built by the Smithsonian ...

aviary cage 1904 worlds fair | The gigantic 228-foot long Flight Cage was built by the Smithsonian ...

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