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Library News Archives - January 2009

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Local History Web Page is Fascinating Reading

This recent siege of ice, snow and frigid temperatures would have made a few locals businesses in 1888 very happy. According to an article in an early Springfield newspaper, the Herald, the ice that January was "as good as ever harvested" and "is found in abundance frozen from six to nine inches thick, and all hands are busy saving the crop."  More...
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Dr. Hall's Index Provides Patrons with Invaluable Genealogy Tool

Stroll under a blue-sky canopy and a stately wooden arch into the local history department tucked away in the northeast corner of the Library Center. There, you'll find an extensive collection of histories, treatises, genealogies, volumes of all kinds, bound in respectful blacks, grays and browns befitting their dignity and seriousness.  More...
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