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Local History Archives - February 2011

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Springfield Timeline

 A reproduction of a Springfield timeline by Edward M. Shepard that appears to be a working copy for an article Dr. Shepard had published in the Missouri Historical Review in October 1929.  Many issues of the Missouri Historical Review are now available on line.  More...
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Civil War Pension

 In 1889, eyebrows are raised when a member of the pension examining board is given a pension for wounds received during the Civil War.  More...
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Jamie McMurray

 The history of auto racing is full of exciting finishes and surprise winners. Few are more compelling than Jamie McMurray’s victory in the 2010 Daytona 500. A native of Joplin, Missouri, he was a regular competitor at I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Missouri, in the late 1990s.  More...
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Louis Houck

 Louis Houck, a railroad pioneer in Southeast Missouri, was also a noted historian.  This map shows what he believed to be early Native American trails and warpaths throughout the state of Missouri, including the Virginia Warriors Path and the Osage Trace that ran through Greene County.  More...
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1912 Snow

 The Springfield Leader reports on the snow that was the "deepest in history of city".  Stranded street cars and snow and ice falling from buildings were major concerns.

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