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Local History Archives - December 2011

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Water Company

 Springfield City Water Company had a picnic at Valley Lake, now known as Valley Water Mill Park, to show off the "new" extensive landscaping and improvements in 1925.  The intention was to attract tourists and picnic parties.  More...
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The Modern Library

 So many library patrons were interested in the history of the Springfield Public Library that the Republican newspaper printed a brief history of the institution called The Modern Library. 
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Rockbridge Road

 An article from the Ozarks Mountaineer describes the Rockbridge Road that connected Springfield with Arkansas.  More...
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