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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 16:53:25 +0000
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Stephen A. Douglas refers to "Egypt" throughout the L-D Debates, so Cairo must have been much more prominent then than now.

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From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Scott Holmes
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Subject: Cairo, Illinois

I got a bit carried away in researching the history of this Twain-related landmark, but for those interested, here is a rewrite of my entry on this location in "Twain's Geography".  The early days - up to and including the Civil War drew the interest of some eminent authors of those times.

/Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/