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Tinymites Party

Three thousand children attended a Tinymite party at the Gillioz Theater in 1928. The event included a trio of local ukulele musicians. 

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Pension Vouchers

If an ancestor received a pension payment in the early part of the 1900’s they were required to have a notary public sign a voucher that was then sent to a payment agent. Pension Payment cards, 1907-1933, are available online.

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Jimmie Driftwood

Jimmie Driftwood, widely known folklorist and singer, visited May Kennedy McCord in 1958 at her Springfield home. Lucile Morris Upton recorded some of his history in a long article for the News-Leader.

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