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Local History Archives - February 2014

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Johnny Beauchamp

 Johnny Beauchamp won a 200-lap race at the Springfield Fairgrounds racetrack in 1957. In 1959, he and Lee Petty raced at the first Daytona 500 to a controversial photo finish.
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Girl Scout Camp

 A Girl Scout Camp was founded in 1936 just north of what is now called Dickerson Park Zoo.  More...
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Campbell House

 The former residence of John Polk Campbell was considered the oldest house in Springfield in 1937.  More...

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