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.

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