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Local History Archives - May 2011

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Memorial Day 1933

 The Memorial Day observances of 1933 are given in the Springfield News & Leader.  In addition to ceremonies at the National Cemetery in Springfield many churches and organizations were having services or ceremonies in Greene County and surrounding communities.   More...
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1911 Indianapolis 500

 Ray Harroun earned a place in racing history on May 30, 1911, when he won the first Indianapolis 500, making front page news of the Springfield Republican Newspaper.   More...
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Biography of Edward Martin Shepard

 A historical sketch of Edward Martin Shepard from the Drury College Bulletin, June 1934.  Dr. Shepard, a teacher at Drury College, had died April 28, 1934.  Dr. Shepard was instrumental in establishing the Springfield public library.
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Children's Home

 The Springfield Children's Home was nearly ready for occupancy in February of 1912, but 20 inches of snow delayed the finishing touches.  More...
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The Lyon Monument Association

 The Lyon Monument Association held a meeting in 1865 to raise money by subscription to erect a monument to General Nathaniel Lyon on the Wilson's Creek battlefield.  More...

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