Cairo, Illinois Birdseye Map by Wellge in 1888
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This one's a bit less handsome than the Ruger birdseye of Cairo, but still well-done and worth looking at.
One of these days I'm going to get down there; my friend Brian tells me that there's a new documentary about Cairo that's worth checking out. By a strange accident of fate the town shares a pretty interesting civil rights history, through shared personnel, with my own town of St. Louis; I'll be very interested to learn more.
For more map resources and imagery from this period in Cairo's history, check out the Illinois State Historical Society's website.