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Local History 

Early Description of Springfield, Mo.

 An unflattering account of Springfield, Mo. in 1835 and how the locals got even with greenhorns.   More...
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The Ray House

 Ray house circa 1958One of the most prominent attractions at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is the Ray House, a silent witness to the bloody battle there on August 10, 1861.  More...
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Gospel for Bloomer Girls

 Woman with bicycle wearing bicycling costume; 2 piece package enclosure for Pope Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Conn., manufacturers of Columbia BicyclesAlternative religious services for bicyclists proposed in St. Louis’ Forest Park area in 1897.  More...
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Daniel Boone and his son Nathan Boone

 Daniel BooneHunters, trappers, surveyors, road builders, businessmen and much more the Boone family played vital roles in the pioneering of the American frontier.  More...
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Flax

 Flax FlowerCotton was scarce in Missouri during the Civil War. 
This newspaper article offers an alternative to cotton
for the Missouri farmer.  More...
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