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Local History Archives - April 2010

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Razing of the Old Elms Hotel

 Take a look at former homes on St. Louis Street before the razing of the old Elms Hotel in 1954.  In the late 1800's the property was the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Rathbone, a descendent of Thomas Keet.  More...
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1910 Springfield Chautauqua

 April 22-25 the Library is having a Chautauqua. To get an idea of what Chautauqua's were, read this article about one day of events in 1910.  More...
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Will Rogers

 Will RogersIn 1924, Will Rogers stopped briefly in Springfield on his way to Oklahoma to visit relatives.  This month, Will Rogers will again stop in Springfield as Doug Watson portrays Will Rogers at the Library chautauqua.   More...
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Last run of the Frisco High Line

 Last run of the Frisco High Line railroad.  A look back at passenger service to Clinton and Kansas City in 1954, just before the service was closed down.  More...

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