Cairo in Alexander County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
President Clinton Visits Cairo, Illinois
August 30, 1996
The Cairo event was hosted by Mayor James E. Wilson and the Cairo City Council and coordinated by Librarian Monica L. Smith. A reception was given for 1,000 VIPs by the Library Board: President Debra Spomer, Nancy Doss, Jane Solomon, Lonnie Henderson, Connie Holland, Amy Ent, Bill Harrell, Mary McGoy and Mary Ann Simpson with assistance from Sharon McGinness.
Four Presidents have visited Cairo…..Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Wm. Howard Taft and William Jefferson Clinton.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education Labor Unions. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #42 William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 30, 1996.
Location. 37° 0.201′ N, 89° 10.421′ W. Marker is in Cairo, Illinois, in Alexander County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (U.S. 51) south of 17th Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in front of Cairo Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1609 Washington Ave, Cairo IL 62914, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary J. Safford (here, next to this marker); The Cairo Public Library (a few steps from this marker); The Historic First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); York the Slave (about 500 feet away); Seaman (about 500 feet away); The Cairo Custom House (about 500 feet away); Duncan Cannon (about 600 feet away); African American Troops in the Civil War (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cairo.
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