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Local History Archives - May 2013

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Springfield Children's home

 A souvenir booklet of the Springfield Children's Home gives an early history of the home, including the fire in December 1910 that took the lives of three children.  More...
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Fire Trap!

 The Steigner Hotel, also known as the Planters' House, burned in 1896.  Its burning caused great excitment since Adam Rief was temporarily trapped in the burning building.  The hotel had been built in 1867.  More...
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Founding of Springfield

  For the 1931 Springfield City Directory, the Chamber of Commerce added an early history of Springfield and many statistics.  More...

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