Places in Illinois

Alton | Historic river port that has undergone several economic transformations. (9 photos - 2013)

Cahokia Mounds | The site of the largest pre-European city in what is now the United States. (9 photos - 2013)

Cairo | A historic river city that has lost over 80 percent of it's population since 1920. (17 photos - 2013)

Chicago | Stockyards, Pilsen and other locations in the early 90s. (17 photos - 1990 - 1993)

Confluence Tower, Hartford | Very large, expensive monument built by a very small town in the middle of nowhere. (5 photos - 2013)

East Saint Louis | Profoundly dysfunctional urban wasteland. (4 photos - 2013)

Dixon Springs, | Nice state park on the site of a former mineral springs resort village. (3 photos - 2013)

Future City | Ghost-suburb of Cairo. (2 photos - 2013)

Gran Quivira

Granite City | Steel town in the eastern St. Louis suburbs. (3 photos - 2013)

National City | Dissolved company town. Armour packing plant ruins. (4 photos - 2013)

Shawneetown Illinois | A town that mostly moved away from the Ohio River to avoid flooding. (10 photos - 2013)

Thebes | A formerly important steamboat port on the Mississippi river. (2 photos - 2013)

 

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