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Martin Luther King Service

Springfieldians plan a tribute to slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 6, 1968, by establishing a King's Family Foundation Fund and an interracial and interdenominational public service at the First Baptist Church on South Avenue.   READ MORE
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KY3

Springfield Television, Inc., that would become KY3, applied for a FCC permit to build a 60,000 watt station at 999 West Sunshine in 1951. The tower and antenna would be the tallest structure in Southwest Missouri.   READ MORE
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Christmas in the Ozarks

Enjoy a selection of Ozarks Christmas photographs found on From the Darkroom. This collection consists of thousands of photographic negatives and prints from the News & Leader, Leader and Press, and the Daily News.   READ MORE
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Barry County Fair 1909

An article dated October 21, 1909 in the Cassville Republican recounts the big Barry County fair held the previous week.The article reports the winners in pears, horses, cattle, poultry, needlework, baking, canned goods, jellies, pies, and pickles.
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An Ozark Sensation

The burning of the Ozark water mill and finding a bomb in a livery stable caused a great sensation in Christian County in 1899.   READ MORE

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