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Local History 

Springfield Cubs

 As the Chicago Cubs make their first appearance in the World Series since 1945, many area fans may not know that the Cardinals' greatest rivals once had a farm team in Springfield.  More...
Local History 

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.
Local History 

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...
Local History 

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.
Local History 

Johnny Beauchamp

 Johnny Beauchamp won a 200-lap race at the Springfield Fairgrounds racetrack in 1957. In 1959, he and Lee Petty raced at the first Daytona 500 to a controversial photo finish.
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