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Local History Archives - September 2012

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First Murder

  Colt Navy revolverThe murder of John Roberts by Judge Charles S. Yancey, considered the first murder in Greene County, and the murder of Judge H. C. Christian by Jacob Thompson are taken from histories of Greene County available online.   More...
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Springfield Cracker Factory

 A fire, believed to have started in an oven, destroyed the Springfield Cracker Factory in 1885.  Firemen were able to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring warehouses.  More...
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Charles McAfee

 A biography of Judge Charles B. McAfee is just one of many biographies that can be found in our digitized collection on line.   More...
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Bolivar, 1851

 Bolivar, Missouri is described in an 1851 newspaper article, especially the businesses on the square.  This article is from the Southwestern Flag newspaper.  The Local History department has recently acquired a copy of the microfilm.  More...
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Drought 1934 and 1936

 The drought of 1934 is discussed by weatherman C. C. Williford in 1936.    More...

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