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Local History Archives - August 2010

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Queen City

 The Queen City of the Ozarks is the nickname for Springfield.  However, when it was crowned with this name is shrouded in the mists of time.  Springfield is not the only Queen City in the United States.  More...
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Coat of Arms

 Looking for your family's coat of arms?  It may not be as easy as you think.  Here is more information and links to heraldry websites.  More...
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Doling Park 1906

 Doling Park 1906 - A newspaper article that describes the many improvements to the park, how the fish hatchery works, the trials of finding the perfect theater troop to play the summer season and how the "irresponsible hoodlums" are being kept out.    More...
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Springfield Fair 1858

 Did you win a prize at the Springfield fair this year?  We found a newspaper article that describes some of the prizes available at the third annual Southwest Agricultural Society Fair in 1858 and a brief description of the upcoming fair in Bolivar in 1859.  More...
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Bloody Hill

 John K. HulstonThe 149th anniversary of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek will be observed on August 10, 2010 at the Wilson's Creek  National Battlefield.  Here is an article about the acquisition of the land by the National Park Service from the Wilson's Creek Battlefield Foundation.  More...
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