Re: Brick Load
I live in "Little Egypt" well to be technical, about 5 miles
north of the "Gateway to Little Egypt". Local lore says the
Little Egypt name for Southern Illinois originated during the
drought and heatwaves in the 1930s. That seems to be past the
date of the photo. A lot of businesses in the area are named
Egyptian __________ In Salem there was Egyptian Concrete. They
made cast concrete products and were served by the B&O in our
era (later CSX until CSX shut the line down several years ago).
"Little Egypt" was a much bigger thing during the era of this list
then it is today although Salem still has a Little Egypt Festival
and Parade the first Saturday in October.
On 8/6/2022 12:20 PM, David Smith wrote:
Looks like that might have been a trademark of that brick company. https://thatwasourwork.tumblr.com/post/21018853984/murphysboro-paving-brick-company-egyptian-block/amp