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Local History Archives - March 2012

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World War I Program

 Commemorating the 95th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, Local History associate Michael Price will discuss life in Springfield during the Great War Monday, April 2, 6:30 p.m. at the Library Station.  More...
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Jail Break

  A jail break at the Greene County jail in 1883 led locals on a lively race around the downtown area.  The local newspaper editor gave an interesting tongue- in- cheek essay of the events.  More...
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Johnny Cash

 Johnny Cash and the Carter family played at the multipurpose center at Southwest Missouri State University [now known as MSU] in March of 1977.  June Carter and her family lived in Springfield and performed at KWTO in 1949 and 1950.  More...
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Shrine Carnival 1923

 The annual spring Shrine Carnival attracted more than 5,000 persons in 1923. It was located at Clay Avenue and Central Street.  More...
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