JNA said:Cairo, Illinois?
Thanks! What is your hometown? Michigan City? I want to add you to my postcards site.Alan said:Michigan City, Indiana?
Actually, that's a joke. At least they have some operating businesses in their downtown.
I must say, those are amazing pictures. I thought my hometown was bad, but WOW, yours are amazing!!
Yes, I read it, and I'll second you, it's an excelent book. It's also a good study of application of Von Thünen's ideas about the relationship between cities and their hinterlands.Hceux said:Jordanb, your explanations definitely cleared things up for me. I recently finished reading "Nature's Metropolis" by William Cronon for one of my classes and just wrote an essay, using this book. (Not a bad book, if any of you are keen on the early development of Chicago)
To most residents of Illinois, especially Chicago, the state ends at Carbondale.Xing500 said:Yeah, it's too bad about Cairo IL. If you ever look at a map showing Illinois wealth, it's very interesting how things get poorer and poorer as you go further south. It's sad, and I wish more residence in the state will do more to help their own.