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Local History Archives - December 2013

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Thrilling Santa

 The Springfield Leader and Press newspaper, in 1935, began a month long campaign to prove to the children of Springfield that Santa Claus really existed.  When Santa himself showed up the children were thrilled.  More...
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Gnomes Help Santa

 Springfield newspapers hired an explorer to travel to the North Pole in search of Santa Claus in 1935.
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McGregor Hardware

 McGregor Hardware Company, once located on St. Louis Street, built a new nine story building and moved the company to Water Street in 1936.  More...

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