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When is Groundhog Day?

Do you witness Groundhog Day on February 2 or February 14? The Springfield Leader did not take sides in the controversy, but instead saw it as an opportunity to forecast the weather twice.   READ MORE
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Martin Luther King Service

Springfieldians plan a tribute to slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 6, 1968, by establishing a King's Family Foundation Fund and an interracial and interdenominational public service at the First Baptist Church on South Avenue.   READ MORE
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KY3

Springfield Television, Inc., that would become KY3, applied for a FCC permit to build a 60,000 watt station at 999 West Sunshine in 1951. The tower and antenna would be the tallest structure in Southwest Missouri.   READ MORE
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Christmas in the Ozarks

Enjoy a selection of Ozarks Christmas photographs found on From the Darkroom. This collection consists of thousands of photographic negatives and prints from the News & Leader, Leader and Press, and the Daily News.   READ MORE

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4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO
65810-1723
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