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Local History Archives - October 2012

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Halloween Night 1893

 Mounted Police officers kept Halloween pranks to a minimum in Springfield in 1893.  Aurora, however, was visited by hobgoblins and Brownies who left many obstructions in the form of horse and cow pens built in the streets.  More...
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The Stockton Spirit

 The haunting of a Stockton drug store dram shop is retold in an 1875 Springfield Weekly Advertiser article.   More...
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Buck Nelson, Part 2

 Last week we left Buck Nelson entering a space ship in Howell County in 1956.  Read on for the conclusion of his adventure. 
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Buck Nelson, Part 1

 Buck Nelson, of Howell County, recounts his trips to Mars, Venus and the moon.  This 1956 newspaper article also gives messages from space travelers, including Buck's 5th cousin, Bucky.  More...
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