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1918 Influenza Pandemic

An influenza epidemic spread across the world from 1918-1919.  It was first identified in United States military personnel in spring 1918 and by September of that year it had spread across the country.

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New Displays

The Wild Things of the Ozarks and All Aboard: The Frisco Railroad are two new displays now showing in the Local History Department.

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Condemned cannon

A condemned cannon from the Rock Island Arsenal exploded in Cabool in 1902. Fifteen years before eight cannons were sent to Greene County to ornament a park. The cannon arrived after the park scheme died out and the county court distributed the cannon among the townships. 

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Timmons Temple

The history of Timmons Temple Church of God in Christ began in 1930 when Carter Timmons was appointed to serve in Springfield. The church served Springfield's African-American community for more than 80 years.

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4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO
65810-1723
Phone: (417) 616-0534
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