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Local History Archives - January 2012

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Campbell's Deed to Springfield

 John P. Campbell deeded 50 acres to Greene County to start the city of Springfield as the county seat.  Campbell's daughter, Sarah Rush Owen, contended that moving the courthouse off the square would cause the property to revert to the Campbell heirs.    More...
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New Traffic Signals in 1925

 Front-page news in 1925 was the new traffic signals in Springfield on the Public Square and at the intersection of St. Louis Street and Jefferson Avenue.  The Chief of Police advised drivers to "keep their heads up and look where they are going".  More...
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Snavely Field

 Springfield was becoming the center of regional airplane travel in 1921 due in part to Snavely Field.  The landing strip was located south of Phelps Grove Park.  This field was later replaced by the McCluer Municipal airport on East Division Street, now known as the Downtown airport.  More...
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Websites Worth Knowing

 A grab bag of regional online research tools for genealogists and historians.  More...
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Springfield Diary 1960

 Springfield Diary 1960 -- excerpts from a look back at happenings in Springfield and surrounding areas.  More...
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