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Perry L. Teaff

 Lieutenant Perry L. Teaff of Springfield was awarded the Navy Cross in San Diego, California in 1942 for his extraordinary courage in action during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  More...
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Spillman Loom

 Dr. Ramsey Spillman rescued and learned to repair a weaving loom made by his grandfather in the mid-1800's. The loom was still being used in 1902.  More...
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6th Missouri Cavalry

 Local History and Genealogy staff recently scanned a panoramic photograph of a 6th Missouri Cavalry (U.S.) reunion held in Springfield, Mo.
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Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

 The assassination of Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, triggered World War I.  See how the Library is documenting Missouri’s participation in the war and discover new books published for the centennial of this controversial event in European history.  More...
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Remembering D-Day

 June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings at Normandy during World War II. News of the invasion reach Springfield by 5 a.m. and local residents anxiously gathered around newspapers and radios to hear the latest updates.
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