I don't mean Cairo that's in Egypt...I mean Cairo Illinois, and I think it's pronounced Kair-oh, tho I'm not really sure about that.
I like to look at maps and on occasion I will google places that would be interesting to visit. I'm not sure why this small Southern Illinois town has fascinated me so much over the years. I had never been there until now. So, since we were heading down that way we decided to stop and pay Cairo Illinois a visit.
I was so amazed at what we found. I knew that from reading about Cairo that the population was very small and not very prosperous anymore. But, I had no idea just how bad it was. I could have almost cried seeing what kind of shape the town was in.
It looked like they were trying to fix it up, and if they are, I definitely want to go back for another visit.
Stopping at an intersection I noticed that the road had tracks that I'm sure we're from a street car that went through the town. It looks like they've been working on restoring how the streets used to look like.
But, looking right then left, we could see just how bad the buildings were.
It even looked like the fire department no longer exists...Unless they just moved somewhere else.
There once were street lights on one intersection on the main highway going through town, and those have been taken down, I'm sure because there just isn't the need for it like there used to be.
I have a few more photos to come on Cairo Illinois. I just didn't want to overload too many photos for one post. I just hope there's not too many on this one already.