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Greene County, Missouri, History
A brief history of the courthouse buildings that have served as the seat of
Greene County Government through the years. Much of the information is taken
from the minutes of the county court.
and Directory of Springfield and North Springfield
Provides a good history of first fifty years of the city, biographical sketches
of many citizens and a directory of inhabitants in 1878. North Springfield
formed in 1871 along the recently completed Southern Pacific railroad that
had bypassed the city of Springfield. The towns were consolidated in 1887.
of Greene County, Missouri
Generally known as Holcombe's History of Greene County. It is the most
comprehensive history of the county, covering many details overlooked by other
histories. The book follows a chronological order and includes numerous biographical
profiles of individuals and a few illustrations.
and Present of Greene County, Missouri
Compiled by Fairbanks and Tuck ca. 1914. This includes a good history of the
county and its institutions in the first volume. The second volume consists
entirely of biographical profiles of leading citizens of the day.
Reminiscences and Fragments of the Early History of Springfield, Missouri
A collection of speeches and letters presented at a series of "Old Settlers"
dinners held in Springfield between 1907 and 1911. Events and people are described.
and Genealogical Record of Greene County, Missouri
The Goodspeed history of Greene County, Missouri, compiled in 1893. Consists
almost entirely of biographical profiles of citizens. Several business profiles
are also included.
Missouri, and Surroundings 1889
A 35-page illustrated booklet containing numerous engraved prints of Springfield
scenes and notable individuals as they appeared at the time of publication.
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