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Cairo, Ill.

Preston Ewing Jr., treasurer and unofficial historian in Cairo, with a map of the levee system surrounding the town, which sits at a point where the Mississippi and Ohio rivers converge. Ewing said the town’s decline became inevitable after World War II as long-haul trucking and air freight began to overtake commercial river traffic.
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