Alexander County

1968 Alexander County Profiles

A COMPILATION OF ESSAYS ON ALEXANDER COUNTY HISTORY
BY CAIRO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
PUBLISHED BY THE WOMAN'S CLUB AND LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF CAIRO, ILLINOIS
1875-1968 Oldest Club in the Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs

FOREWORD

The Woman's Club and Library Association of Cairo, Illinois, is publishing this non-profit book, which contains 39 essays by 34 Sophomore and Junior students from Mrs. Paul Quall's history classes at Cairo High School. Each essay received an award from the Illinois State Historical Society during the last six years.

Title for "Alexander County Profiles" was chosen by Mrs. Qualls. A special Sesquicentennial Award in recognition of her work with students is copied on the opposite page.

Mrs. H. N. Thistlewood, at the request of Mrs. Herman Hirsch, President of the Woman's Club, is Editor of this publication - Mrs. Thistlewood is Historian of the club, as well as a past president and is chairman of the Cairo Sesquicentennial Commission.

The suggestion that the book be published was that of Guyla Moreland, who is Alexander County Sesquicentennial Commission chairman and a local Historian.

Mrs. Thistlewood has had the complete support of the Cairo Sesquicentennial Commission (whose names are listed in the back of the book) and that of Mrs. Qualls, whose help has been invaluable.

These essays were carefully researched and nicely written. Alexander County and Cairo can be justifiably proud of these young people.

INDEX

Extracted 30 Dec 2017 by Norma Hass from Alexander County Profiles, published in 1968.


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