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Local History Archives - July 2013

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Earl Scruggs

 Legendary banjo player Earl Scruggs performed at the Ozark Empire Fair in August 1965. Flatt and Scruggs enjoyed tremendous commercial success, perhaps most notably when "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" was used as the theme song for "The Beverly Hillbillies."  More...
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Sally Rand

 In a letter to the editor of the News-Leader, fan dancer Sally Rand retells her parents sojourn in Springfield before her birth and includes her memories of friends and family that lived in Springfield, including her Uncle Frank Fellows.   More...
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Paris Springs

 Paris Springs, a mineral spring in Lawrence County, was developed by Ely Paris, a former resident of Greene County.  Mr. Paris' obituary in 1898 recalls a brief history of the springs.  More...
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