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Local History Archives - December 2010

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County Poor Farm

 The county poor farm, also known as the Alms House, was sold in 1890 and moved to a location West of Springfield.  More...
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A Frisco Christmas

 The Frisco Railroad's Christmas gift to their customers in 1889/1890 was half price excursion rates with the minimum rate of fifty cents!  More...
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Springfield's Flag

 Springfield's first flag was hand stiched by Mrs. Phoebe Hensley, secretary of the Commercial club in 1938.  More...
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1918 Chicken Ordinances

 In 1918 the Springfield police department instituted a campaign against chicken owners who allowed their fowls to run at large.  More...
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