Saturday, January 5, 2019

Disappearing U.S. city of the day: Cairo, Illinois

Quickly approaching its pre-Civil War level.

Source:  Wikipedia

Cairo's population peaked at 15,203 in 1920.  Its 2017 estimated population is 2,281 -- a drop of 12,622, or 85%.

Source:  Wikipedia

Related reading: 
Cairo:  An unlikely ghost town.  (Lomography, 1/18/2017)

No city is an island.  OK, Cairo is an exception to the rule.

Postcard from Retiring Guy's collection

The disappearing cities:
Baltimore, Maryland.  (12/31/2018)
Cleveland, Ohio (1/2/2018)
Detroit, Michigan.  (1/1/2019)
Gary, Indiana.  (1/4/2019)
St. Louis, Missouri.  (1/2/2019)

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