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Local History 

Penland Grocery Store

 The old Penland Grocery Store was slated for demolition in 1956. Over seventy years old, the store sold groceries, hay and feed, and served as a community gathering place.   More...
Local History 

Springfield Schools and MLK Day 1992

President Ronald Reagan signed into law Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday in 1983.  In 1992, it was not recognized as an official school holiday in Springfield.  However, students were dismissed for the day, as it was considered a teacher-principal work day.  More...
Local History 

George Clark's Side Glances

 Springfield Rotarians unknowingly hosted George Clark, well known syndicated cartoonist of "Side Glances".  More...
Local History 

William Weaver's Christmas Wedding

 William Weaver recalls the Springfield ice storm and his wedding on Christmas Eve Day, 1848.  More...
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1910 Annexation

 The proposed expansion of the Springfield city limits sparked controversy in 1909. Some thought the new boundaries favored only the affluent, while doing nothing to help those who were not. After some revision a smaller city limit was passed by the voters.  More...
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