The Kincaid Mounds Support Organization
(KMSO) would like to thank the Illinois Historic
Preservation Agency for giving us the opportunity to work
together for the conservation and preservation of the
Kincaid Mounds. KMSO could not have accomplished the
transformation of the mounds without the guidance and grant
funding of the IL Historic Preservation Agency.
We would also express our appreciation to
the Golconda Job Corp Forestry Program and the Illinois
Department of Corrections Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration
Center for providing labor to help clear the mounds of
growth and debris.
KMSO could not have accomplished our
educational and tourism objectives without the support of
the Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau and the Ohio River
Scenic Byway. Grants from the Ohio River Scenic Byway and
the Illinois Tourism Agency allowed us to build an
interpretive platform at the mounds. KMSO would also like to
thank Walker Engineering, Barnhill Construction, Massac
County Commissioners and the Massac County Highway
Department for their contributions and support of the
KMSO would like to acknowledge Dr. Brian
Butler, Director and Senior Scientist of the Southern
Illinois University-Carbondale, Center for Archaeological
Investigation, and Dr. Paul Welch, SIU-C Anthropology
Department for their support and exchange of information of
the archaeological research at the mounds.
The KMSO appreciates the donations to
support our preservation work from the Illinois
Association for Advancement of Archaeological and from
KMSO would like to thank Mr. Herb Roe, of
ChromeSun Productions (firstname.lastname@example.org) for allowing
us to use his oil painting as a rendition of what the mounds
would have looked like during the Mississippian period.
KMSO would like to thank Tony Okerson of
Backwoods Computers for his development of the web site.
KMSO would like to thank the Metropolis
Tourism Commission and the City of Metropolis for granting
KMSO a tourism grant to help fund the Kincaid Field
KMSO would like to express our
appreciation for the support of the local communities of
Unionville, Hamletsburg, Brookport and Metropolis.
In addition, we would be amiss if we
failed to recognize two of our founding members who
contributed to the development of the organization, the late
George May and Mary Leonard.