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  Cairo Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Cairo Illinois is the strangest city on the river.
Cairo is located at the southernmost tip of the state of Illinois where the Ohio river meets the Mississippi.
Cairo's glory days were during the later half of the 19th century and the early 20th century.
users.stlcc.edu /jangert/cairo/cairo.html   (1454 words)

 Cairo, Illinois
Cairo is located at the southern most tip of Illinois, at the convergence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
Cairo was one of the most important pieces of real estate in the country, during the fall and winter of 1861-62, both the Union and Confederacy realized its strategic importance.
Cairo’s climate was humid, disease carrying mosquitoes and rats were everywhere and the tenderloin operators cheated and even robbed many of the soldiers.
www.angelfire.com /wi/wisconsin42nd/cairo.html   (1913 words)

 Cairo, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cairo is a city in Alexander County, Illinois in the United States.
Cairo is one of the few towns in Illinois protected by a levee.
Cairo at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cairo,_Illinois   (1083 words)

 The Cairo Citizen
Cairo, despite decades of decline and depression, remains one of the most fascinating cities in the state of Illinois...
The history of Cairo is among the most complex and fascinating of any municipality in Illinois, rife with schemes, skirmishes, phenomenal growth and almost equally phenomenal decline.
Illinois Central Railroad Co., incorporated and the ground was broken at Cairo for construction
www.cairocitizen.com /history.htm   (1182 words)

 Family-to-Family | Communities: Cairo, Illinois
Cairo, Illinois — Founded in 1818, Cairo, the county seat for Alexander County, sits at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers in the southernmost part of Illinois.
Cairo has no major restaurants, no hospital, no recreational facilities for children, and one grocery store.
Family-to-Family is aiding families in Cairo and in the nearby rural communities of Mounds and Pulaski.
www.family-to-family.org /cairo.htm   (248 words)

 Cairo, Mound City Civil War Hospital ship Southern Illinois history
The Bank and the town of Cairo were incorporated a few months before the State of Illinois in 1818, but it was the decade before the Civil War when things began to perk for Cairo.
The Cairo Custom House was built in 1872 to house the offices which dealt with collecting duties and tariffs on international imports which had not been offloaded before they reached Cairo.
Bird's Point, in Missouri, just west of Cairo, was a Union camp during the Civil War and a rail transfer point afterward, until the Thebes rail bridge was built.
www.southernmostillinoishistory.net /civilwar.htm   (1156 words)

 Cairo - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cairo (Egypt) (Arabic Al Qāhira, meaning “the Victorious”), capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa.
Cairo (Georgia), seat of Grady County, in southwestern Georgia near the Florida border, 322 km (200 mi) south of Atlanta.
Cairo (Illinois), city in extreme southern Illinois, at the convergence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
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 Cairo, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Connecting Cairo to the north by railroad was first attempted in 1837, but this bid was not successful due to the repeal of state funding in 1840.
The fatal blow to this industry in Cairo occurred in 1905, when a railroad bridge was completed across the Mississippi River at Thebes, a small town northwest of Cairo.
The apparent reason for Cairo's failure is that it suffered too much from the high waters of the rivers, which were once the chief hopes for creating a major city.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/2001/ihy010448.html   (972 words)

 Scenes of Cairo, Illinois
Cairo's premiere hotel, the Halliday Hotel, as shown in this 1888 perspective map of city.
Riverbank — This sketch is one of the earliest known of Cairo and predates the Civil War.
U.S. Marine Hospital — This is an early hospital in Cairo, not to be confused with the hospital of the similar name during the Civil War upriver in Mound City.
www.illinoishistory.com /cairoscenes.html   (498 words)

 The Illinois Central Railroad
The Illinois Central is the only major rail carrier in the United States still operating essentially under its own name without interruption after nearly a century-and -a-half since its founding.
The Illinois Central Railroad was chartered in 1851 to build a railroad from Cairo, Illinois, at the joining of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, to Galena, in the extreme northwestern corner of the state (the "Old Main"), with a branch from Centralia (named for the railroad) to Chicago (the "Chicago Branch").
A new railroad line would be necessary to connect Jackson, Tenn. with Cairo to replace the existing arrangement via the Mobile and Ohio to Columbus, Kentucky, and a riverboat from Columbus to Cairo.
www.geocities.com /hattiesburg_history/illinois_central.html   (1114 words)

 Illinois - Cairo deserves better - Commentary - Opinion - Illinois Times
By the late 19th century, people had begun to see Cairo as the river hub of the nation, and a General Carr predicted, "Someday Cairo will be the largest city on the continent." Cairo did prosper, but the city peaked at a population of 21,000 in the 1920s.
Cairo is the seat of the poorest county in Illinois.
Cairo and Alexander County may be the worst, but many of the rural counties of southern Illinois are experiencing poverty at rates well above the state average.
www.illinoistimes.com /gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:3806   (750 words)

 YouthWorks: Cairo, Illinois (IL) Short Term Mission Trip - Small Town
Cairo, founded in 1818, is a small town located at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers on the southern-most tip of the state of Illinois.
The total population of Cairo at the present time is 3,632, a significant decline from almost 6,000 in 1980.
Today, Cairo seems to be a forgotten town, and the significant loss of community members in recent years has resulted in boarded-up, ghost-like neighborhoods.
www.youthworks.com /getSite.aspx?siteID=465   (528 words)

 CNN.com - Basketball team shines in no-frills town - Mar. 5, 2003
Much of Cairo's success has been tied to coach Larry Baldwin, 51, who grew up in a low-income housing development in the city and is dean of students at the 200-student high school.
The father of four, who is known to take medicine home to players sick with the flu, said he feels like a "dad, a buddy, the police and the coach" to his 15 players.
All that remains of Cairo are abandoned industrial buildings, dilapidated houses, a downtown that looks like a ghost town and the dreams of children like these.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/Midwest/03/05/basketball.town.ap/index.html   (817 words)

 Cairo Florist $34.95 | Flower Delivery Cairo (IL) | Florists in Cairo, Illinois
The population of Cairo is approximately 3,632 (2000).
Cairo is positioned 36.99 degrees north of the equator and 89.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Our Cairo, Illinois florist directory is provided through a strategic partnership with Regional Direct.com, which has established partnerships with the most reliable, customer service-driven area Cairo florist and florists in Illinois, including Cairo, Illinois.
www.albanywebsites.com /ex/asp/city.Cairo-Illinois-Florist-IL/CityId.8931/xe/florists-flower-delivery.htm   (370 words)

 Cairo, IL News
As I travel around this state talking to voters, there's a theme emerging, from Cairo to Peotone: People are sick and tired of being sick and tired of politicians.
CAIRO: An Egyptian woman pretending to suffer from labour pains gave such a poor performance at customs that a quick hand-search revealed her "bundle of joy" to be 48 cellphones, an airport source said...
While the adult leadership of Cairo was busy bickering about the balance of power and city finances this summer, a group of 44 youths was working toward a common goal.
www.topix.net /city/cairo-il   (643 words)

 NPR : Lessons from Cairo, Illinois
Granted, I was mostly oblivious to the boycotts and the marches and gunshots and legal battles that led to the integration of Cairo schools.
I'm proud of the fact that my mother left Philadelphia in 1945 and got off a train in Cairo, gave birth to 10 children, worked menial jobs most of her life and vowed that her children would have a better life.
Cairo taught me, and still teaches me, how pointless and soul-destroying hatred is. That lesson means even more to me than the memories of teal and magenta Crayons in a bright yellow and green box.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5032061   (779 words)

In Cairo, the issue of poverty can't be separated from the issue of race.
Preston Ewing, Cairo's city treasurer and resident historian, doesn't have unrealistic expectations for the city that once boasted seven railroads and attracted shoppers from across the southern Illinois region.
And some of you may recall that Cairo, Illinois, achieved a certain notoriety as having some of the worst racial problems of any place in the nation, as bad as anything going on in Mississippi or Alabama.
www.walkinginplace.org /places/cairo.htm   (2002 words)

 The Coverage of the Cairo Civil Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This paper regularly published a Cairo section, much of which was written by Preston Ewing, a civil rights activist who was the president of the Cairo NAACP during this period.
In yet another story, "Cairo Loses Top Black Man," all of the page-one story focused on the loss of an important figure in the United Front, a civil rights group in Cairo, and told how Reverend Charles Koen would be missed in the fight against the injustices of the Cairo city council.
Illinois was divided during this time of civil rights activity, and die newspapers give us a view of different aspects of each side.—[From Cairo Evening Citizen, Oct. 7, 1969, Aug. 14, 1970; East St. Louis Monitor, May 13, July 1, Oct. 7, 1971; P. Ewing, Jr.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/2001/ihy011201.html   (1652 words)

 Cairo History
With its strategic location at the merging of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, rail lines and interstate highway the town should rival a Pittsburgh or Portland in size and importance.
The CD is a culmination of five years of research, hundreds of conversations and “countless hours of general hanging around in the most fascinating town in America, bar none.” The project traces Cairo’s history from 1858 to the present through the Civil War, lynchings, the blues years, civil rights struggles and spectacular decline.
England is joined by top musicians from southern Illinois, Los Angeles and Nashville including alt-country legend Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers, and Gnashville Sounds label mates Gutter Swans.
www.staceengland.com /id14.html   (281 words)

 Cairo, Illinois IL, city profile (Alexander County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Cairo is a city in Alexander County, in the Cape Girardeau-Jackson metro area.
Cairo is on a peninsula where the Ohio River flows into the Mississippi.
Median rent in Cairo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $176.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=5961   (532 words)

 NPR : Singer Evokes Turbulent History of Cairo, Ill.
NPR.org, January 29, 2006 · The saga of Cairo, Ill., includes a prominent link to the Lewis and Clark Expedition and a key role in the Western campaign of the Civil War.
Cairo, pronounced "Care-O," didn't became a creative inspiration for him until he started writing music and playing the guitar in the late 1980s.
In 1967, the suspicious death of a 19-year-old fl soldier in police custody led to a riot, and the National Guard was called in.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5031980   (797 words)

 Cairo Illinois:: Court Reporters Stenographers Court Reporting Agencies
We have court reporters and stenographers who cover Cairo Illinois and are available for your upcoming deposition, arbitration or meeting.
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www.depobook.com /illinois/Cairo-Illinois.htm   (260 words)

 Mark Twain's Mississippi River
Holbrook clearly believed that Cairo, located at the confluence of the busy Ohio River and the mighty Mississippi, which stood to become the major thoroughfare of western trade, could outstrip all of these cities' growth and wealth.
Cairo quickly became a huge military camp that housed most of the Illinois regiments in the war's early years.
Cairo also became the staging area for fls arriving from the South after the Civil War, but many did not find what they expected.
dig.lib.niu.edu /twain/culturaltourism/cairo-history.html   (1520 words)

 Welcome to Cairo, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Cairo kids cooling off with a hose in their backyard.
Herbert is an asset to the Cairo school district.// Please visit the Cairo Gate Classifieds section, as there are several ads posted.
The only solution I can think of is to contact the University of Illinois Veterinary School to see if they could come here twice a year to spay or neuter pets for free.
www.cairogate.com   (819 words)

 Review: Greetings From Cairo Illinois @ Blogcritics.org
Greetings From Cairo Illinois is the history of a city that started out with such promise and has been in slow decline since the end of the Civil War.
Cairo's white population, however, wasn't in tune with the laws of the state.
While the picture he paints of Cairo's history may not be the most attractive, I don't think the city could have asked for a better ambassador.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/08/11/072453.php   (1518 words)

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