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Local History 

UFO’s in the 1800’s

 Were they balloons, experimental zeppelins, political forums, newspaper hoaxes or people from Mars?  More...
Local History 

Auto Racing in the Ozarks

 From a 1968 Ozark Empire Fair brochureRacing season has begun.  Gear up by taking a look back at some famous drivers that visited Springfield, Mo. at the Fairgrounds Speedway.   More...
Local History 

Desegregation of the Springfield-Greene County Library

 Story hour at the Springfield-Greene County Library circa 1963This desegregation milestone occurred in Springfield fully seventeen years before the passage of The Civil Rights Act of 1964.   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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Young Brothers Massacre


The most lawmen killed in one day before 9/11 is the subtitle to the Bruce Davis book, We’re Dead, Come On In. January marks the anniversary of what came to be known as the Young Brothers Massacre.  More...
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