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All Articles Archives - February 2009

Local History 

Don't Do It Girls

 L. C. Stone

An 1860 era etiquette lesson from a Virginia newspaper reminding girls and ladies who should and, more importantly, who should not be the recipients of their photographic likenesses.

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Local History 

The ice storm of 1924 and the big sleet of 1848.

 from USAsearch.govThe ice storms of 1924 and 1848 are reminiscent of the 2007 and 2009 ice storms.  Newspaper microfilm, available at the Library Center, and The History of Greene County Missouri, available online, give insight to how our ancestors dealt with severe weather.

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Local History 

A Texas County Missouri Love Story

 Springfield Missouri Leader , November 24, 1925, page 1.
Names of Towns in Texas County Suggest Romance.  An enterprising newspaper reporter used many of the unusual town names in Texas County to create a rather odd romance.  More...
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