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Local History Archives - March 2009

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Tracing your Civil War Ancestor, Part 2

 We compiled a list of web sites you may find useful for researching your Civil War ancestor. The list includes general sites, sites for individual states and a few sites that require payment to access.  More...
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The Baker Observatory in Webster County, Mo.

 Friday, April 3, 2009 the Baker Observatory is open to the public for NASA Observing night.  More...
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Shipping Parcel Post in 1918

 In the good old days you could ship anything, any size, by parcel post from chickens to children.  Fortunately, shipping children didn't catch on.  The Springfield Republican reports one of the early deliveries by the new motor trucks in 1918.

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Flax

 Flax FlowerCotton was scarce in Missouri during the Civil War. 
This newspaper article offers an alternative to cotton
for the Missouri farmer.  More...
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