History and Directory of Springfield and North Springfield • 1878

Containing A Historical Sketch Of The Early Settlement, Growth And Business Importance Of These Cities; The Residence And Occupation Of All Heads Of Families And Persons Over Eighteen Years Of Age; The Population At The Time Of Publication, And Other Valuable Information.

Compiled and Published by
George S. Escott


History of Springfield
Chapter I
Incidents in the early history of Southwest Missouri -- Osage and Delaware Indians -- Early settlements on the "Jeems".
Chapter II
Other settlements in Southwest Missouri before the organization of Greene county -- Kickapoo and other small Indian tribes.
Chapter III
Organization of Greene county and selection of county seat -- Military organizations, and expeditions against the Osages.
Chapter IV
Biographical sketches of some of Springfield's pioneers.
Chapter V
Twenty-five years of prosperity -- The storm of war; the return of peace.
Chapter VI
Springfield as it now is -- Its surroundings, and a glance at some of its institutions and leading business men.
History of North Springfield
Completion of the A&ampP R. R. To this point -- Founding of "new town" -- Some of its pioneers and present businessmen, etc.
Including Springfield and North Springfield, with explanation of plan of numbering.

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