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Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Levee being dynamited to save Cairo, Illinois, during the 1937 flood

Levee being dynamited to save Cairo, Illinois, during the 1937 flood

The mail must go through. Lineup of Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers during the flood at Cairo, Illinois

A street in Cairo, Illinois, during the flood

Colored flood refugees at the door of their boxcar home near Cache, Illinois

Colored flood refugees at the door of their boxcar home near Cache, Illinois

Hogs in an improvised pen on the levee near Cache, Illinois, during the 1937 flood

Workers filling bags with sand during the flood. Cairo, Illinois

Piling sandbags along the levee during the height of the flood. Cairo, Illinois

A street in Cairo, Illinois, during the flood

During the flood, cows and chickens were moved to the highest ground possible. Near Cache, Illinois

Boxcar home of flood refugees near Cache, Illinois. About fourteen were living in this car

Farmhouse evacuated during the flood. Cache, Illinois. Note dog still guarding house

Telephone linesmen raising wires to keep them above the flood level. Near Cache, Illinois

Piling sandbags along the levee during the height of the flood. Cairo, Illinois

Piling sandbags along the levee during the height of the flood. Cairo, Illinois

Farmhouse evacuated during the flood. Cache, Illinois. Note dog still guarding house

Cache, Illinois, near the crest of the 1937 flood

Pen improvised for pigs during the flood on a levee near Cache, Illinois

Hogs in an improvised pen on the levee near Cache, Illinois, during the 1937 flood

Telephone linesmen raising wires to keep them above the flood level. Near Cache, Illinois

Workers filling bags with sand during the flood. Cairo, Illinois

The mail must go through. Lineup of Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers during the flood at Cairo, Illinois

During the flood, cows and chickens were moved to the highest ground possible. Near Cache, Illinois

Cache, Illinois, near the crest of the 1937 flood

Boxcar home of flood refugees near Cache, Illinois. About fourteen were living in this car

Pen improvised for pigs during the flood on a levee near Cache, Illinois

Piling sandbags along the levee during the height of the flood. Cairo, Illinois

Livestock on a levee. A flooded farm. Cache, Illinois

Young couple in beer parlor. Cairo, Illinois

National cemetery. Cairo, Illinois

Young couple in beer parlor. Cairo, Illinois

National cemetery. Cairo, Illinois

National cemetery. Cairo, Illinois

Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright, e.g. University of Virginia, Franconia, New Hampshire, Maine. Mississippi river near Cairo, Illinois

Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright, e.g. University of Virginia, Franconia, New Hampshire, Maine. Mississippi river near Cairo, Illinois

Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright, e.g. University of Virginia, Franconia, New Hampshire, Maine. Mississippi river near Cairo, Illinois

National cemetery. Cairo, Illinois

National cemetery. Cairo, Illinois

Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright, e.g. University of Virginia, Franconia, New Hampshire, Maine. Mississippi river near Cairo, Illinois

Young couple in beer parlor. Cairo, Illinois

Young couple in beer parlor. Cairo, Illinois

Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright, e.g. University of Virginia, Franconia, New Hampshire, Maine. Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois

National cemetery. Cairo, Illinois

Young couples in beer parlor. Cairo, Illinois

National cemetery. Cairo, Illinois

Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright, e.g. University of Virginia, Franconia, New Hampshire, Maine. Mississippi River near Cairo, Illinois

National cemetery. Cairo, Illinois

Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright, e.g. University of Virginia, Franconia, New Hampshire, Maine. Mississippi river near Cairo, Illinois

Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright, e.g. University of Virginia, Franconia, New Hampshire, Maine. Mississippi river near Cairo, Illinois

Young couples in beer parlor. Cairo, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois