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Local History Archives - March 2011

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Preston Mill

 The razing of an old mill at Preston in 1968, long a landmark in the community, inspired a nostalgic comment by a member of a pioneer Hickory County family.
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Red Foley

 Red Foley came to Springfield in 1954 to try to establish Springfield as the capital of the hillbilly music world.  More...
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Creator of "Hall's Index" Passes

The man who preserved our past in scrapbooks of newspaper clippings -- now the most-used volumes in the library system -- has, himself, become an entry in local history.  More...
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Wild Bill Hickok

 Reminiscences about Wild Bill Hickok from a resident that knew him while he lived in Springfield.

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