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Local History Archives - November 2011

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Last House Razed

 The last of the old houses in the Springfield business district, the area around the square, was torn down in 1938 to add a larger lot to the Herrick Motor Company.  It was located on the south side of College Street and was 60 feet east of Main Street.  More...
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Springfield Mayors

 Researchers have requested information about Springfield mayors over the years.  Here is a list of mayors and, if known, their political affiliations.  This photograph is of Sempronius H. Boyd, sixth mayor of Springfield.  More...
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Kansas City, Clinton & Springfield Railroad

 Kansas City, Clinton & Springfield Railroad was absorbed by the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in 1924.  A short history and future plans for the line appeared in the Springfield Republican.  More...
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Veterans Day 1941

 One of the largest Veterans Day (then Armistice Day) celebrations in Springfield occurred on November 11, 1941.  More...
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Springfield Library Association 1866

 A newspaper article from the 1866 Springfield Missouri Patriot gives a description of how the newly opened Springfield Library worked.  

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