Our Hometown Heroes…

Home Town HerosProudly, the Cairo Historical Society will continue their “Town of Cairo Hometown Heroes Banners Program”. It’s a living tribute to the servicemen and women from the Town of Cairo who served our country from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Each banner will honor a specific Town of Cairo former or present serviceman or woman and will include their picture, branch of service, & military conflict in which they served. The banners will be displayed from May to September. The banners will be hung on lampposts that line Main St. & Mountain Ave, as well as other streets. God Bless our servicemen & women and their families!

Click here for a 2018 Trail Guide for Our Hometown Heroes: HomeTownHeroBooklet 2018 Final for Web

 

 

 

 

Did you know...

Did you know...

Tourism has been Cairo’s largest industry since the 1800’s. It was one of the first towns in the area to develop ski slopes and trails. Many of the regular visitors have made the conversion to seasonal or permanent residents.

The Cairo Railroad provided freight transportation to the industries in town starting in 1884. Early cargo consisted of locally mined bluestone, and hay and fruit from the local farms. In 1894 the Catskill Shale Brick Company became the railroads primary customer until the plant closed in 1914. The lack of steady freight and the increasing improvements to the local highways resulted in the termination of service at the end of the 1918 tourist season.

(Paraphrased from: http://cairochamberofcommerce.weebly.com/.)