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Mary Elizabeth Mahnkey

 Mary Elizabeth Mahnkey, poet and newspaper columnist, wrote for the Taney County Republican and contributed to the Waste Basket column of the Springfield Daily News.  More...
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First Woman Jury

 First woman jury in Greene County was chosen in 1947.   More...
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Porter Wagoner

 Famous country music singer Porter Wagoner was born in West Plains, Missouri. Wagoner was hired by Si Simon to perform on KWTO radio in 1951. This newspaper article describes the house he purchased on Valley Road.
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Doggie's Valentine

 A whimsical valentine poem published in the Springfield Leader in 1925.  More...
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Kentwood Arms

 The Frisco Employee Magazine collection, available on the Local History page, often contains items of interest in Springfield history. For example, the opening of the Kentwood Arms hotel, built by John Woodruff in 1926.  More...

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