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Local History Archives - January 2010

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Bridges of Greene County

 Who used to decide on the safety of bridges in Greene County?  In 1914, county court judges and surveyors inspected several bridges for needed repairs and replacements.  A link to a historic bridge database will let you look up bridge information.  More...
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Auto Polo 1933

 In 1933 an Auto Polo fund raiser for the American Legion promises crashes, overturns, spills and collisions at State Teacher College, now known as MSU.  Auto polo followed the general rules for pony polo, using stripped down Model A Fords.  More...
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Harry Young and Ollie Crosswhite

 Harry Young and Ollie Crosswhite had encounters in 1926, six years before the Young brothers massacre in January of 1932.  In that shootout, six police officers were killed.  More...
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Book Boss

 Miss Vivian Maddox (left) and Mildred Wilson.Springfield got a new head librarian in 1952.  Vivian Maddox gave an interview to the Bias magazine about her family, her schooling, her accomplishments and some plans for the Springfield library.  More...
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