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Local History Archives - June 2010

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Fourth of July 1887

 The Springfield Republican printed various articles about the Fourth of July celebration, including a description of the fireworks display in the square and who was hurt at other demonstrations.  More...
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California Emigration

 Emigration from Southwest Missouri to California was reported in the Osceola Independent and reprinted in the Springfield Mirror newspaper in 1856.  More...
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Southwest Missouri State University Pool in 1952

 It wasn't as crowded as the public pools, but the Southwest Missouri State University pool was busy enough in the summer of 1952.  More...
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Fellows Lake

 Fellows Lake is one of two lakes that supply Springfield with water.  Find more Information about Fellows Lake from this booklet published by the Springfield City Water Company [now a part of City Utilities].   More...
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George Foreman

 When George Foreman fought in Springfield in 1987 he was beginning a career comeback that would lead him to a world championship in 1994.  More...
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