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Gold Rush!

 The California Gold Rush produced many articles in local newspapers. Two such articles appeared in the February 25, 1850, Southwestern Flag -- one advertising for teamsters to work their way west and the other detailing the expenses of the trip and things to take.  More...
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Tomb of Tutankhamun

 The discovery and opening of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun spurred a wide-spread Egyptomania that Springfieldians were not immune to. The opening of the inner chamber of King Tut’s tomb on February 16, 1923, took the mania to the public library, which was stripped of all books Egyptian.    More...
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Carrie A. Nation

 Carrie A. Nation spoke with Generals Dameron and Clark in 1901 near Nevada, Mo.  More...
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Nathan Boone

 The Nathan Boone burial site received a military tombstone with an unveiling ceremony by the Rachel Donelson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1942.   More...
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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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