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Teacher's College vaccination

Two students at State Teachers College, now Missouri State University, developed smallpox and the decision was made to vaccinate 200 students by the city health commissioner, Lon Sharp.

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Unexpected Waterway

In 1958, an unknown waterway was found during the building of the municipal parking lot at Campbell and McDaniel. The channel was covered with structural steel to insure that it would support the weight of cars.

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First female editor

Dorothy Davis of Carthage is elected as the first female editor of the Southwest Standard, the Springfield Teachers College publication. 

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