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Local History Archives - November 2012

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Clara Smith Steichen

 Springfield native Clara Smith Steichen was an eyewitness to World War I.  She and her husband lived in the French countryside when war erupted in the summer of 1914.    More...
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Over There: Missouri and the Great War

 Over There: Missouri and the Great War is a statewide digitization project that will document Missouri's WWI history.  The Project's blog will keep you up-to-date on the progress of the site, "this-day-in-history" items, programs and ways to share your own WWI memorabilia.   More...
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Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives

 Good news.  The Library now offers Fold3 to genealogy and history researchers.  Fold3 has census records, state records, city directories and historical primary source documents from pre-U.S. Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War and more.  More...
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Captain Paul Frey, WWI

 November 11 marks the ninety-fourth anniversary of the end of World War I.  Commanding Springfield’s own company of troops in France was Captain Paul Frey, Company C, 130th machine gun battalion.   More...
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