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Local History

Springfield's Flag

 Springfield's first flag was hand stiched by Mrs. Phoebe Hensley, secretary of the Commercial club in 1938.  More...
Local History

Antique Ordinances

 The Library Center has a copy of the Springfield, Mo., 1887 City Ordinances that regulate the shooting of firecrackers and disposal of melon rinds and other fruit.  More...
Local History

What You Can Find in the Local History Department

 If you are planning a trip to Springfield, Missouri, this article will give you an outline of materials available at the Local History and Genealogy department at the Library Center.  More...
Local History

Workin' on the railroad

 Unit 2014. E8. Frisco. Built 1950 by EMDA newspaper article about the Hall family of the Frisco Railroad could inspire you to search for your family members.  More...
Local History

Tracing your Civil War Ancestor, Part 2

 We compiled a list of web sites you may find useful for researching your Civil War ancestor. The list includes general sites, sites for individual states and a few sites that require payment to access.  More...
Local History

The ice storm of 1924 and the big sleet of 1848.

 from USAsearch.govThe ice storms of 1924 and 1848 are reminiscent of the 2007 and 2009 ice storms.  Newspaper microfilm, available at the Library Center, and The History of Greene County Missouri, available online, give insight to how our ancestors dealt with severe weather.

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Silas Turnbo Manuscripts


From Big Chief tablets to the World Wide Web: Stories of wild animals, families, civil war and other realities of the lives of Ozarks pioneers can be found online.  More...

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