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Labor recruitment

John M Gracie hired a Springfield company to film his 24,000 acre Arkansas plantation to recruit workers. His advertising campaign was a major success, and he hired and moved twenty families from the Springfield area.

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Motorcycle Club

The Rhodes Cycle Company of Springfield organized a meeting of motorcycle enthusiasts for the purpose of promoting rides to nearby towns.

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Soldiers claims wanted

An act of Congress allowed qualifying military veterans additional government land, which a Springfield entrepreneur offered to purchase in this 1876 advertisement.

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