Cairo Illinois

The most desolate place I've known. It's a ghost town and one of the most fascinating locations I've visited. Having traveled in 42 states, I've never seen anything like it. The history here must be remarkable. It sits at the intersection of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.
The most desolate place I’ve known. It’s a ghost town and one of the most fascinating locations I’ve visited. Having traveled in 42 states, I’ve never seen anything like it. The history here must be remarkable. It sits at the intersection of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

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Author: N2OO2

Journalist and journalism professor.

2 thoughts on “Cairo Illinois”

  1. Your photos of the house on Sixth Street make me want to cry. That house at one time belonged to my aunt and uncle. They maintained it impeccably. I was born in Cairo but grew up in Louisiana. However, we had family there and every summer we visited and I usually stayed for one month with my grandparents and the aunt and uncle whose house you photographed. When they died, my cousin sold the house and it has never been the same. Next door to it on the corner of WAshington and Sixth, was my grandparents’ house, which obviously is no longer there. Inside the house you photographed are many memories, good ones. What you couldn’t see was the beautiful woodwork inside the house. Cairo when I was a kid was a good town, beautiful and with potential sitting at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. I loved it there. I haven’t been back in ten years, since the last family member died.

    Is the house occupied, do you know?

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