I want every highway sign to remember we were here

I headed southeast over Labor Day weekend to explore the area where Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana all intersect. It was my first ever visit to this part of the country as I had never previously been south of St. Louis. 

This trip included a visit to the slowly disappearing Cairo, Illinois - another blog post will feature some of the photographs - along with old river cities like Cape Girardeau, Paducah, and Evansville that are finding different ways to be relevant in the 21st century. I also spent a good part of a morning in the tiny, historic town of Thebes, Illinois with two very enthusiastic volunteers that have helped keep an old bluff-top courthouse alive as a museum.

A few photographs from my meanderings...


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