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Ashworth/Dade House

The former Ashworth home was located on land that had been used for the first school in Greene County. A former resident gives a description of the Jordan Valley in early days.

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Ava Fire

Around midnight of August 15, 1898, four buildings and most of the contents on the Ava public square were consumed by fire in just one hour. 

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Celtics Play in Springfield

Springfield basketball fans enjoyed the rare opportunity to see the defending NBA champions, the Boston Celtics, play the St. Louis Hawks in the Parkview High School gymnasium in 1963.

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