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Local History Archives - January 2013

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Rusty Wallace, NASCAR Hall of Fame

 St. Louis, Missouri native Rusty Wallace will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on February 8, 2013.  Before his national success, Wallace was a regular competitor at the Fairgrounds in Springfield.  More...
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Bombs 1954

 In 1954 a boxcar full of military ordnance that had stopped in Springfield caught fire and exploded, sending some unexploded shells into the surrounding neighborhoods.  This article describes the clean up and the fate of the dangerous projectiles.
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Kenny Rogers

 One of the best known singers in both country and pop music, Kenny Rogers performed a concert in Hammons Student Center on July 19, 1981.  More...
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Battle of Springfield

 The Battle of Springfield's 150th anniversary programs and exhibits begin Tuesday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m. with the program "Quinine and Courage: Marmaduke's Raid on Springfield" presented by William Piston and John Rutherford.  Click "read more" to see a complete list of programs and exhibits.  More...
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Battle of Springfield Events

 January 8-13, 2013 the Library Center is presenting several events or exhibits relating to the Battle of Springfield.  Here is a brief history of the Battle of Springfield.  More...
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