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Local History Archives - June 2011

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Franz Sigel in Springfield

 Early Civil War events in Missouri occurred far from the Ozarks, but the turbulent times soon engulfed the relatively quiet Springfield region.  More...
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Springfield Union Stockyard 1951

 Springfield Union Stockyards had to expand in the 1950's.  Livestock trading was so brisk that on one day, 3,700 cattle and 1,400 calves were handled and the "hog house" had to be expanded by 10,000 square feet.   More...
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Marvel Cave

   In 1921 the Springfield Leader published that a Branson drug store owner had found a new lake in Marvel Cave, an Ozarks attraction for many years.  Several Springfield men went to explore the new lake and were disappointed due to their lack of equipment but left a wonderful description of the journey.  More...
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Oronogo Tornado 1883

 Joplin and Carthage went to the aid of Oronogo, Mo. after the town was hit by a tornado in May 1883.  More...

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