Riverboatmen's Observation Tower

Riverboatmen's Observation Tower Cairo Illinois


Stock #: 528268
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Cairo
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Alexander
Publisher: Thompson's Community Service
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This unique memorial is located at Fort Defiance State Park. Visible in the picture is the Ohio River, looking upstream, showing the river bridge from Cairo to the Kentucky shoreline. Fort Defiance has always been a strategic post since early Colonial times through the Civil War. It is located at the southern tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.