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Local History Archives - October 2011

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Roller skating

 1951 Roller skating at the Roll Arena.  A Bias magazine article about the "good clean healthful fun" of roller skating, its impact on Springfield and the professional skaters who started at local rinks.
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1944 World Series


The St. Louis Browns faced the St. Louis Cardinals at Sportsman Park in St. Louis in the 1944 World Series.  More...
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Old Matt

 John K. Ross died in Springfield in 1923.  He was often considered to be the person that Harold Bell Wright based his character 'Old Matt' in his book, The Shepard of the Hills.  More...
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Alma, Mo.


The town of Alma in Christian County once promised to be a flourishing lead mining center but ore bearing veins “pinched out” and the camp and town disappeared.
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Water Tower on Glenstone

 A photograph of the water tower on Glenstone Avenue taken during construction was published by Bias magazine in 1951.  More...
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