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Local History Archives - February 2012

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Ghost Trains

 A reminiscent look back at short line railroads in Southwest Missouri.  More...
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1979 Daytona 500

 The 1979 Daytona 500 remains one of the most famous races in NASCAR history.  Read a short synopsis of the race and find a link to a history of the entire 1979 NASCAR season.  More...
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Louis Armstrong at the Shrine Mosque

 Louis Armstrong played two shows at the Shrine Mosque in 1953.  He and Benny Goodman were touring together that year. Benny Goodman could not make the concert but his orchestra did.  More...
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Tourist Camp

 The Chamber of Commerce was largely instrumental in establishing Springfield’s Free Tourist Camp in the early 1920's.  It was located east of the Historic City Hall.  More...

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