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Local History Archives - January 2011

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Cow in Court

 Cow in court...well not exactly. The cow was missing after being sold, mortgaged, sold again, returned to the original owner and generally being looked for by a number of people, including the court. Presumably she was laying low.  More...
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Larry Phillips

 Ozarks racing legend Larry Phillips won hundreds of races in a forty year career. Phillips is the only five time national short track champion and was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. A biography of Larry Phillips will be released this month.  More...
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Girl Scout Cookies

 Girl Scout and Brownies cookie sales are covered in a 1952 Bias magazine article.  Money raised was used for the girls' summer camping program, with special emphasis on acquiring a camp site near Springfield. 
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Library Preserves Papers

 After a fire at the News-Leader in 1947 the Springfield Public Library took steps to insure that the only existing consecutive files of the newspapers were not at risk.  More...
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Book your New Year

 Still trying to think of the perfect New Year's resolution?  Why not join the Library Center's Civil War Book Discussion group.  The group will meet January 24, 2011 to discuss Killer Angels by Michael Shaara.  More...
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Lines Music Fire 1951

 A photograph of a fire that threatened the Colonial Hotel and virtually destroyed the building at McDaniel and Jefferson Streets in 1951.  The building housed the Pineboard Drug Store and Lines Music Company.  More...

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