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Local History Archives - September 2011

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Buffalo Bill Cody

 Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show came to Springfield in October of 1900.  It took fifty train cars to haul the tents, seats, horses, wagons, cooking outfits, teamsters and helpers.  A parade from the train station down Boonville Avenue entertained everyone.     More...
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Betty from Springfield

 A photoplay, titled 'Betty from Springfield', featuring local Springfield people and views was shown by the Kiwanis Club in 1922 at the Princess Theater on Commercial Street.  Three hundred people attended.
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Sequiota Fish Hatchery

 An announcement of the building of the Sequiota Fish Hatchery appears in the Springfield Leader in 1920.  Sequiota Park later became a destination stop on the Chadwick Branch of Frisco Railroad.  More...
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Springfield's Progress in 1909

 A patron found this article, "Springfield's Progress in 1909", listing the progress of businesses and public works in the Springfield Republican.  Newspapers often made reports of this type to attract new businesses to the area.  More...

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