Article in the Sunday NY Times.
A good discusion about
I guess Cairo (pronounced CARE-oh), like Centralia, PAthe dilemma of Cairo, defined as much by its proud and shameful history as by its position at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
For one thing, no one can afford demolition. So, in the residential area, historic mansions and well-maintained homes sit beside abandoned mansions and decrepit homes — eerie reminders that only 3,600 now live in a city designed for 15,000. Even the hospital stands empty.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/20/bu...=1&oref=slogin still fascinates us.