2011 Visit

Cairo, IL

I returned to Cairo in 2011 to find the old downtown even more barren than my visit nine years earlier - although the demolition gave it a surprisingly clean, post-post-apocalyptic look.

2011 Visit - Flooding north of town
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Flooding north of town
2011 Visit - Cairo exit from I-57
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Cairo exit from I-57
2011 Visit
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2011 Visit - Days Inn still there just off the Interstate
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Days Inn still there just off the Interstate
2011 Visit - Future City?
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Future City?
2011 Visit - Not so much
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Not so much
2011 Visit - Bunge Corporation - one of the town's few employers?
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Bunge Corporation - one of the town's few employers?
2011 Visit - Looking NE down Eighth Street
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Looking NE down Eighth Street
2011 Visit - Gem Theatre
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Gem Theatre
2011 Visit - Gem Theatre
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Gem Theatre
2011 Visit - Tough job
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Tough job
2011 Visit - Looking NW down Commerce Ave.
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Looking NW down Commerce Ave.
2011 Visit - Survivors on Commerce Ave. SE of Eighth St.
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Survivors on Commerce Ave. SE of Eighth St.
2011 Visit - Fat Boys Bar and Grill
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Fat Boys Bar and Grill
2011 Visit - Looking NW down Commerce Ave.
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Looking NW down Commerce Ave.
2011 Visit - Rhodes Burford Furniture
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Rhodes Burford Furniture
2011 Visit - Rhodes Burford Furniture
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Rhodes Burford Furniture
2011 Visit - Looking SE down Commerce Ave.
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Looking SE down Commerce Ave.
2011 Visit - Looking SE down Commerce Ave.
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Looking SE down Commerce Ave.
2011 Visit - NW side of Eighth Street
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NW side of Eighth Street
2011 Visit - Public housing
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Public housing
2011 Visit - Mighty Rivers
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Mighty Rivers
2011 Visit - Mighty Rivers
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Mighty Rivers
2011 Visit - Ace Cups, 1007 Washington Ave.
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Ace Cups, 1007 Washington Ave.
2011 Visit - Cheap is a growth business
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Cheap is a growth business
2011 Visit - Safford Library
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Safford Library
2011 Visit - Visit Historical Cairo
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Visit Historical Cairo

If you can't say anything nice, say it in Yiddish. (L.B. Epstein)