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Local History Archives - December 2009

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Swearing Off

 Out with the old, in with the new"Swearing off" or making New Years Resolutions is discussed in the Springfield Express and the New Orleans Bee newspapers.  Apparently, keeping resolutions has always been difficult.  More...
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A Christmas Tree Talk

 An example of shape or concrete poetry in newspapers.  These seemed especially popular near Christmas time.  This one is adorned with exclamation marks for candles.  More...
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Springfield Christmas Parade 1952

 Springfield Christmas parade 1952, photographed for Bias magazine.  Instead of the usual pictures of floats, they decided to photograph the crowd instead.  More...
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283rd Field Artillery battalion, US Army Reserve

 283rd Field Artillery battalion, US Army Reserve in 1952  More...
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