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Local History Archives - September 2010

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Tex Cobb

 Noted boxer and actor, Randall “Tex” Cobb, competed in two boxing matches in Springfield. His first appearance was against Frank “Gator” Williams at the Shrine Mosque on March 21, 1987.  More...
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Historical Telephone Numbers

 Should you find an old Springfield document or a newspaper in the attic that has no dates but does include a phone number, this week's blog entry may help you narrow down the years that it was created.
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The Camp Sweeny General Orders, Rolla, 1861

 The Camp Sweeny Spy, published in Rolla, Mo. in 1861, gives great insight into the daily life of a Civil War camp.  This publication was issued by Company K and D of the Third Regiment, U.S. Reserve Corps of Missouri.  More...
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George Brett

 George Brett visited Springfield and signed autographs in 1984.  One of the most accomplished players in baseball history, George Brett played for the Kansas City Royals from 1973-1993.   More...

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