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Local History  

Royals Win World Series

 Most of the stars on the World Series roster played at Hammons Field with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.  More...
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Oldest old timer

 The oldest old timer? Dan L. Patterson contested former Mayor Harry Durst's claim to be the oldest native born Springfield resident...a title that should have been awarded to Tom Weaver, who was four years older than Patterson. 
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 Fitsu employee's eighth annual picnic at Fitzpatrick Park, August 6, 1927.  More...
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Reinhoff Home

 The Dr. William Reinhoff home on St. Louis Street was torn down in 1938 to lessen the taxes on the property.  The property was for sale at the time. A lovely description of the interior of the house gives a glimpse into bygone days.
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Benjamin J. Harrison

Benjamin J. Harrison was regarded as one of Springfield’s "wealthy men".  His Minute Biography outlines his business successes and failures.  Minute Biographies were a regular feature in the Leader-Press. The articles provided an abbreviated, and oddly punctuated, sketch of the individual’s life.

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