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Local History Archives - October 2010

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Missouri's Own World Series

 The 2010 World Series begins on Wednesday, October 27 when the Texas Rangers meet the San Francisco Giants.  That date also marks the 25th anniversary of Game 7 in Missouri’s "I-70 Series" between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals.   More...
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Hallowee'en 1909

 The Springfield Republican claimed that "Evil Spirits" were stalking Springfield and Greene County.  More...
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Winoka Lodge

 Winoka Lodge...summer home or murder scene?  Rumors persist that this property is haunted by the spirits of Girl Scouts that were murdered here.  Research tells a different story.  More...
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Wolf Man

 Mrs. Speakman, widow of a Mr. Speakman of the Eighth Missouri Cavalry, alleged in her pension application that her late husband received an injury in the [Civil War] service that brought on mental delusions of a peculiar kind...he thought he was a wolf.  More...
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Buried treasure

 Interesting discovery on the farm of J. M. Greer in 1899.  More...
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