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Yom Kippur 1906

Rabbi Gross of Cincinnati addressed the congregation of Temple Israel on Yom Kippur in 1906. In addition to his talks, there was reading of text in Hebrew and singing by a finely trained choir.

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McCroskey Home

A photograph of the old homestead of William McCroskey is featured in the Springfield Press in 1929 and names all of McCroskey's children.

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The Rountrees

A brief history of the Rountree family in Greene County is recounted in a newspaper article published in 1949.

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How to predict the weather

Local Springfieldians and area farmers share their suggestions about the best way to predict the weather, in a 1934 article. Indicators included how the moon was tilted, wind direction, rain crows, and whether water was dripping in caves.

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