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RE: 200 Years Ago Today
(05-23-2019 05:44 PM)lifeofelove Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.
Actually it's also pronounced like Care-Row also. Depends on how the natives feel like saying it. And the area is known as Little Egypt. Which some say is th southern most third of the state...which includes the Metro East area. Closer to Kay-ro or Cars-Row, but NOT Ky-Row, there's an Egyptian Pharoah High School, Karnak, IL and various places named Little Egypt.

Interesting.

Good stuff.
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RE: 200 Years Ago Today
(05-23-2019 06:11 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:44 PM)lifeofelove Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.
Actually it's also pronounced like Care-Row also. Depends on how the natives feel like saying it. And the area is known as Little Egypt. Which some say is th southern most third of the state...which includes the Metro East area. Closer to Kay-ro or Cars-Row, but NOT Ky-Row, there's an Egyptian Pharoah High School, Karnak, IL and various places named Little Egypt.

Interesting.

Good stuff.
And Care-O. Most ppl that I know say Care-O or Care-Row. Care-Row is more of a battle cry way of saying it.

At one point Cairo had a future NBA player (Tyrone Nesby) and a future Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winner (Chris Jackson--who played George Washington in Hamilton) on the same basketball team.
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200 Years Ago Today
Also forgot to add Chris Jackson played Delray in the play...Memphis.
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RE: 200 Years Ago Today
Why did I read all this?
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Original Plan of Memphis Tennessee, J. Frederick Goedecke, engraved by J.V.N. Throop. - James Roper - Circa 1819

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RE: 200 Years Ago Today
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.

I hope they've replaced that bridge between KY and IL. I hate bridges and that one was particularly scary.
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RE: 200 Years Ago Today
(05-29-2019 06:34 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.

I hope they've replaced that bridge between KY and IL. I hate bridges and that one was particularly scary.

Did you ever cross the Mississippi river at Vicksburg at night, back when the old creepy wooden bridge had a curve in the middle? Folks crossing needed to carry a roll of toilet paper on that crossing.
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RE: 200 Years Ago Today
(05-29-2019 12:06 PM)DALLAS TIGER 78 Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 06:34 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.

I hope they've replaced that bridge between KY and IL. I hate bridges and that one was particularly scary.

Did you ever cross the Mississippi river at Vicksburg at night, back when the old creepy wooden bridge had a curve in the middle? Folks crossing needed to carry a roll of toilet paper on that crossing.

There was this narrow draw-bridge...somewhere in Arkansas over a river. Opened wide up. Sometimes you had to wait till it closed.

The pavement changed to wood I think, and the car had to climb to get to the top lol then back down.

Scared the bejeezus outta me as a little kid.
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RE: 200 Years Ago Today
(05-29-2019 12:58 PM)snowtiger Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 12:06 PM)DALLAS TIGER 78 Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 06:34 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.

I hope they've replaced that bridge between KY and IL. I hate bridges and that one was particularly scary.

Did you ever cross the Mississippi river at Vicksburg at night, back when the old creepy wooden bridge had a curve in the middle? Folks crossing needed to carry a roll of toilet paper on that crossing.

There was this narrow draw-bridge...somewhere in Arkansas over a river. Opened wide up. Sometimes you had to wait till it closed.

The pavement changed to wood I think, and the car had to climb to get to the top lol then back down.

Scared the bejeezus outta me as a little kid.

There was a bridge that crossed the Red river, a few miles north of Texarkana that Separated Texas from Arkansas and called Index bridge. It was so old and decrepit there was hardly a Saturday night but what some drunk would meet his maker there.
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RE: 200 Years Ago Today
(05-29-2019 06:34 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.

I hope they've replaced that bridge between KY and IL. I hate bridges and that one was particularly scary.

Very narrow bridge. 18 wheelers sometimes smack mirrors passing each other in opposite directions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_Miss...ver_Bridge
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RE: 200 Years Ago Today
(05-29-2019 02:59 PM)UofMTigerTim Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 06:34 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.

I hope they've replaced that bridge between KY and IL. I hate bridges and that one was particularly scary.

Very narrow bridge. 18 wheelers sometimes smack mirrors passing each other in opposite directions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_Miss...ver_Bridge

They have built a new bridge but I crossed the old one quite a bit in the 70’s while stationed in Rantoul, Illinois. Saw many 18 pass and wondered if they ever touched.
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RE: 200 Years Ago Today
(05-29-2019 03:30 PM)Hernando Hills Tiger Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 02:59 PM)UofMTigerTim Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 06:34 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.

I hope they've replaced that bridge between KY and IL. I hate bridges and that one was particularly scary.

Very narrow bridge. 18 wheelers sometimes smack mirrors passing each other in opposite directions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_Miss...ver_Bridge

They have built a new bridge but I crossed the old one quite a bit in the 70’s while stationed in Rantoul, Illinois. Saw many 18 pass and wondered if they ever touched.
The bridge from Illinois to Kentucky is narrow. That is the Ohio River bridge.

The Mississippi River bridge connects Illinois to Missouri. That one isn't as scary as the Ohio River. Oddly enough there's a bridge about 40 miles away that connects Brookport, IL to Paducah, KY that is scarier for most people.
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RE: 200 Years Ago Today
(05-29-2019 04:55 PM)lifeofelove Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 03:30 PM)Hernando Hills Tiger Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 02:59 PM)UofMTigerTim Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 06:34 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.

I hope they've replaced that bridge between KY and IL. I hate bridges and that one was particularly scary.

Very narrow bridge. 18 wheelers sometimes smack mirrors passing each other in opposite directions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_Miss...ver_Bridge

They have built a new bridge but I crossed the old one quite a bit in the 70’s while stationed in Rantoul, Illinois. Saw many 18 pass and wondered if they ever touched.
The bridge from Illinois to Kentucky is narrow. That is the Ohio River bridge.

The Mississippi River bridge connects Illinois to Missouri. That one isn't as scary as the Ohio River. Oddly enough there's a bridge about 40 miles away that connects Brookport, IL to Paducah, KY that is scarier for most people.

what makes the Cairo Ohio river bridge so fightening is the fact that it crosses the confluence of two mighty rivers. The roiling water beneath that bridge give everyone pause.
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(05-29-2019 06:13 PM)Keeper Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 04:55 PM)lifeofelove Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 03:30 PM)Hernando Hills Tiger Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 02:59 PM)UofMTigerTim Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 06:34 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  I hope they've replaced that bridge between KY and IL. I hate bridges and that one was particularly scary.

Very narrow bridge. 18 wheelers sometimes smack mirrors passing each other in opposite directions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_Miss...ver_Bridge

They have built a new bridge but I crossed the old one quite a bit in the 70’s while stationed in Rantoul, Illinois. Saw many 18 pass and wondered if they ever touched.
The bridge from Illinois to Kentucky is narrow. That is the Ohio River bridge.

The Mississippi River bridge connects Illinois to Missouri. That one isn't as scary as the Ohio River. Oddly enough there's a bridge about 40 miles away that connects Brookport, IL to Paducah, KY that is scarier for most people.

what makes the Cairo Ohio river bridge so fightening is the fact that it crosses the confluence of two mighty rivers. The roiling water beneath that bridge give everyone pause.

I can vouch for your statement. My father drives a wide car and we white knuckled the ride over while praying for no oncoming semis.
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Memphis, aka 'enduring and beautiful' is one of the oldest city names in civilization. Formerly the ancient capital of Egypt and also the name of a Pyramid close to the city; the name has meant and implied many different things. It still does.

It's a great name for our City. No doubt one of the founders had studied History and appreciated the significance and strategic similarities between Ancient Memphis and our spot on the bluff by the great river.

I doubt it gets changed- ever.
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(05-29-2019 12:58 PM)snowtiger Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 12:06 PM)DALLAS TIGER 78 Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 06:34 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.

I hope they've replaced that bridge between KY and IL. I hate bridges and that one was particularly scary.

Did you ever cross the Mississippi river at Vicksburg at night, back when the old creepy wooden bridge had a curve in the middle? Folks crossing needed to carry a roll of toilet paper on that crossing.

There was this narrow draw-bridge...somewhere in Arkansas over a river. Opened wide up. Sometimes you had to wait till it closed.

The pavement changed to wood I think, and the car had to climb to get to the top lol then back down.

Scared the bejeezus outta me as a little kid.

When I was at the tender young age of 12 in the Boy Scouts we did a 32 mile hike (in 95 degree heat) around the Mississippi River at Cairo IL. to qualify for a "Hiking Merit Badge"

It was pronounced Kay - Row like the Syrup & I always liked that Syrup as a kid after that hike.


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I am proud to be born and raised in Memphis!

I am not going to get into the good and bad, I think for the 200th, we need to concentrate on the good, what we accomplished, etc.

I think with UM's great success in basketball and football has contributed to the unification of the city. I feel as UM succeeds, so will the city.
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Good on you.
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(05-30-2019 01:04 PM)Cletus Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 12:58 PM)snowtiger Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 12:06 PM)DALLAS TIGER 78 Wrote:  
(05-29-2019 06:34 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(05-23-2019 05:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Similar reason for Cairo IL.

Pronounced Kay-ro, tho.

Cairo IL is legitimately one of the most depressing places I know of.

I hope they've replaced that bridge between KY and IL. I hate bridges and that one was particularly scary.

Did you ever cross the Mississippi river at Vicksburg at night, back when the old creepy wooden bridge had a curve in the middle? Folks crossing needed to carry a roll of toilet paper on that crossing.

There was this narrow draw-bridge...somewhere in Arkansas over a river. Opened wide up. Sometimes you had to wait till it closed.

The pavement changed to wood I think, and the car had to climb to get to the top lol then back down.

Scared the bejeezus outta me as a little kid.

When I was at the tender young age of 12 in the Boy Scouts we did a 32 mile hike (in 95 degree heat) around the Mississippi River at Cairo IL. to qualify for a "Hiking Merit Badge"

It was pronounced Kay - Row like the Syrup & I always liked that Syrup as a kid after that hike.


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