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Local History Archives - August 2013

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Springfield Flour Mill

 The Springfield Flour Mill was purchased by MFA Milling company in 1951. The flour mill, one of the last ones in the area, was located near the intersection of Chestnut and National.    More...
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Polio Pioneers

 Springfield school children received their final vaccination against Polio in 1954.  The children of various schools gathered at the Shrine Mosque to get the shots from nurses and to receive a lapel button that proclaiming they were "Polio Pioneers".  More...
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Lyon's Sword

 Nathanial Lyon's sword was purchased from an antique dealer in Florida and presented to the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Park Museum by the Civil War Roundtable of Springfield in 1969.  More...

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