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Junior Art at the Art Museum

The Springfield Art Museum had one hundred participants in the junior art classes offered in 1957. The youngsters entertained their families at an open house and display of their work.   READ MORE
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City Prisoners

The City of Springfield refurbished the old calaboose to house prisoners after the county jail raised it's prisoner fees. It was estimated that the city would save two thousand dollars a year.    READ MORE
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Turner Station Depot

Once a busy shipping point on the old Memphis Railroad, Turner station had become a flag stop for the post office by 1958. The old depot, long out of use, was torn down by the Frisco Railroad in 1958. This article gives some of the history of the Turner area.
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John Hutchison

John Hutchison, one of thirty-nine surviving Union veterans, was interviewed by Eddie Bass. He shared his personal history and colorful army stories in this 1950 newspaper article.   READ MORE
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Bears vs Tigers

On September 2, the University of Missouri Tigers face off against the Missouri State Bears for the first time since 1923. Adding to the intrigue, Bears coach Dave Steckel returns to Columbia for the first time since accepting the Missouri State job three years ago.   READ MORE

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