A Community in Search of Itself: A Case History of Cairo, Illinois

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Cairo, Illinois, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, was a city favored by geography and climate. It was founded in the early 1800s on great expectations. Its location at the head of major rivers navigable both summer and winter and its proximity to coal fields generated predictions that Cairo would soon surpass Louisville, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and even Chicago. Yet it failed to realize the success its promoters believed inevitable.Using mainly primary sources such as newspapers, city council records, ...

A Community in Search of Itself: A Case History of Cairo, Illinois 1972, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809305162

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