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Blue man of Spring Creek

If you have seen a giant of a man covered in hair so black that it looks blue, you are not the first. A 1924 newspaper article gives the account of the Blue Man who had been spotted off and on in Douglas County for sixty years.

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Willa Stewart

Willa Stewart, a Springfield native, performed for many opera companies in London, Rome, Vienna, New York and Chicago, and often performed concerts in Springfield.

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Harry Blackstone

Harry Blackstone, master magician, entertained guests at the Colonial Hotel while waiting for his car to be repaired. He and his wife had a minor car accident on their way to Texas. They were then on to Hollywood to make a movie.

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