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
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.
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.
AYDT, TOM - The Hewer - Cairo's Priceless Treasure
BAKER, PHYLLIS - Where Earth and Heaven Met
Alexander County Courthouse
BUCHER, MARY ANN - Sisters of the Holy Cross
BUIE, JACK - Victorian Custom House
BURNS, TOM E. - Illinois Central Bridge - Link Between the North and South
CARTER, JANIS – Cairo, Its Beginning and Development
COMER, CHRIS - Magnolia Manor - Romantic Survival of Early Cairo
DUNKER, JUDY - Cairo's Fire Department
DUNKER, MARY JANE - Lumber - A Memento to Cairo's History
DUDLEY, PATTI - The Street that Never Slept
ELIAS, PATTY - Growth of a City - How it Was Made Possible
HAFFLEY, MONICA - The History of Cairo, Illinois
HASLAUER, CLAUDIA - The Grain Business of Cairo
HENRY, PAMELA - More than 100 Years in Education
HENSHAW, CYNTHIA - The Rebirth of a Church
HILBOLDT, JOHN - Two Outstanding Cairo Citizens
"The Day Has Come ! ! The Opera House Opens Tonight"
HOPKINS, STEVE - The Great Race for Cairo
JOHNSTON, BARBARA - Cairo's Railroad Empire 1851-1910
Our 100 Years in Cairo
KNIFFEN, JAN - The U. S. S. Cairo - Symbol of a Nation's Unity
KOE, ROSE - Riverlore: A Century of Beauty
Halliday Hotel - A Memory of the Past
MORELAND, JIM - Greek Revival Courthouse
MORGAN, DEBORAH - United States Marine Hospital
The Belle of Cairo, Illinois
MURRY, JOYCE - Darius Blake Holbrook - Securing a Foundation
OGG, JANA - Historic Courthouse at Thebes - Monument of Days Gone By
PATTON, JEFF - Goose Capital of the World - Horseshoe Lake
PIERCEALL, LESLIE - Fort Defiance State Park
PROFILET, DONNA - 1858 - Cairo Inundated
ROBERTS, PEGGY - The Magnolias
RYAN, SUSAN - Walls of Prosperity
SUMMERS, CHARLOTTE - The Herbert Home
SWOBODA, CARL - Cairo's Pride: The Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
WATKINS, DENISE - Cairo Public Library - Gift of Culture and Inspiration
WATSON, DARYL LYNN - The Last Link
WINTER, BILL - Early Schools of Cairo
Extracted 30 Dec 2017 by Norma Hass from Alexander County Profiles,
published in 1968.