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Soldiers claims wanted

An act of Congress allowed qualifying military veterans additional government land, which a Springfield entrepreneur offered to purchase in this 1876 advertisement.

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Ray Eldon Pike

Ray Eldon Pike, a popular musician in the Springfield area, died in an automobile accident in 1932. Here are his obituaries and pictures of his bands.

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The Normal Heart

The Normal Heart, a play about the Aids epidemic in the early 1980's, premiered peacefully at SMS after a month of rallies, petitions, and news conferences in 1989.

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65810-1723
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