Place:Chautauqua, Jersey, Illinois, United States


TypeInhabited place
Coordinates38.95°N 90.383°W
Located inJersey, Illinois, United States
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Chautauqua (also known as the New Piasa Chautauqua Historic District) is a private semi-gated summer resort that started as a 19th-century tent settlement. The name Piasa is taken from a nearby Native American painting of a mythical bird, called the Piasa Bird, which was painted on the bluffs high above the Mississippi River. Chautauqua is located between Elsah and Grafton in Jersey County. Today, it is bordered by and has access from the Great River Road. It has functioned as a private non-denominational Christian summer resort for over a century.

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