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John Hutchison


John Hutchison, one of thirty-nine surviving Union veterans, was interviewed by Eddie Bass. He shared his personal history and colorful army stories in this 1950 newspaper article.  More...
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Bears vs Tigers

On September 2, the University of Missouri Tigers face off against the Missouri State Bears for the first time since 1923. Adding to the intrigue, Bears coach Dave Steckel returns to Columbia for the first time since accepting the Missouri State job three years ago.  More...
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Louise Summerfield Hartwig

Cowgirl Louis Summerfield Hartwig, a former Springfield resident, was killed while riding a bronco in the Tex Austin Chicago Roundup in 1926.  More...
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Larry Phillips

A 1968 Fairgrounds Speedway race was won by Larry Phillips by doing a sweeping power slide to get by Bob Perry and leader Lloyd Tabor at the same time. George Baxter finished second, Don Kordalis, third and David Goldsberry was fourth place.
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Fourth of July 1895

A program of Fourth of July events, published in the Democrat in 1895, included horse racing, bicycle races, baseball games, elaborate fireworks and more. It even suggested arnica for the 'maimed, wounded and signed'.  More...

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