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Cairo Evening Citizen (Cairo, Ill.) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Name: Cairo Evening Citizen (Cairo, Ill.)

Historical Note: The Cairo Bulletin began publication in Cairo, Illinois, on December 21, 1868. Founded by John H. Oberly and Company as the Cairo Evening Bulletin, it was one of the first Southern Illinois newspapers to persist, featuring regional coverage of news, politics, and literature. The Cairo Bulletin has had several name changes during its long run: Cairo Evening Bulletin (1868-1870); Cairo Daily Bulletin (1870-1872); Cairo Bulletin (1872-1878); Daily Cairo Bulletin (1878-1884); and Cairo Bulletin (1904-1928). The Evening Citizen began production in 1899, becoming the Cairo Evening Citizen in 1910 and ultimately merging with the Cairo Bulletin in 1928.

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