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Local History Archives - July 2011

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Old Landmarks on the Public Square

 This 1883 newspaper article talks about the old frame buildings on the southeast corner of the Public Square as they were being torn down and who built them and what they were used for.
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Parkview Concert Band Record

 The Parkview concert band recorded an album to raise money to travel to the New York World's Fair in 1964-1965.  The 1965 Parkview Viking Log yearbook states, "At the request of Governor Warren E. Hearnes, the band will represent its school and state at the New York World's Fair on Missouri Day".  More...
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Old Normal School Torn Down in 1916

   The old Normal school was torn down in 1916.  It was estimated that well over a million bricks were used to build the structure.  This interesting news article about why it was torn down was found by one of our patrons.  More...
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A Wreck on Route 66

 A wreck near the Rail Haven Motor Court in 1952 as reported in Bias magazine.  The wreck occured in the intersection of St. Louis and Glenstone and "by a miracle no body was killed".  More...

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