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Firefall '82

Springfield's first Firefall concert took place in 1982. With musical entertainment provided by the Springfield Symphony, fireworks were timed to correspond with such selections as the 1812 Overture and God Bless America.

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Springfield Traction Company Expands

 Springfield Traction Company expanded streetcar service to cover the new Frisco repair shops in 1909. The new routes would include the Atlantic Street line, north of the shops, and the Park Avenue line, to extend to the south side of the shops.

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Tent Theatre

Drs. Robert K. Gilmore and Irene Coger, founders of the MSU Tent Theater, were surprised by the turnout of the first season in 1963. Instead, every performance had a full house. 

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