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A photoplay, titled 'Betty from Springfield', featuring local Springfield people and views was shown by the Kiwanis Club in 1922 at the Princess Theater on Commercial Street. Three hundred people attended.
More The closing of the railroad line to Chadwick, Mo., in 1933 gives rise to memories of the first sight of a steam engine and the mysteries of the telegraph.
More A newspaper's tongue-in-cheek advice on how to get out of war service in 1862. Wonder if it worked? More In 1959, Gerald H. Pipes interviewed Newt and Alice Bruffett. This extensive news article has been divided into two parts. Part 1covers Newt and Alice's scary encounters with haunted houses. More A chilling tale of a haunting in the Cassville, Mo. area and what a witch doctor recommended.
More Dr. William K. Hall has been indexing the Springfield newspapers for many years. The result is an invaluable tool for genealogists and researchers. More The Springfield Old City Cemetery near Campbell and State Streets was relocated in the 1800's...or was it? More Charivari or Shivaree were a loud and noisy way to welcome young newlyweds to their home. Enough noise was generated to have laws restricting "chivarees" in the Springfield city limits. More The old Central High School building at Jefferson and Olive streets was razed in 1910 to make way for the Frisco office building. More An unflattering account of Springfield, Mo. in 1835 and how the locals got even with greenhorns. More One of the most prominent attractions at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield is the Ray House, a silent witness to the bloody battle there on August 10, 1861. More Ghosts on the trolley lines in 1892. What started as an editorial against tellers of ghosts stories seems to have sold papers because two more grisly tales followed soon after. More Alternative religious services for bicyclists proposed in St. Louis’ Forest Park area in 1897. More The importance of family pets in the early 1900’s is illustrated in an obituary of the Dameron family’s pet horse. More A newspaper article about the Hall family of the Frisco Railroad could inspire you to search for your family members. More