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Springfield, Illinois, USA

Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA

Springfield is the state capital and the home of the National Historic Site of the home of President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln. 50states.com

In 1921, Maid Rite Sandwich Shop created the first drive-thru in American.



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  • 1819 - Springfield, Illinois founded

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Springfield
    Springfield, a flourishing post-town, capital of the State of Illinois, and seat of justice of Sangamon county, is situated 3 miles S. from Sangamon...Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - Lincoln monument progress
    The Lincoln monument, at Springfield, Ill., is about half done, and will be completed and dedicated on the 4th of next July.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 7, 1871

  • News 1873 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRES.
    Chicago, Ill., Jan. 10. - The St. Nicholas Hotel, of Springfield, was damaged by fire, last night, to the extent of $80,000. The loss on furniture by ...Read MORE...


  • 1887 - April 10 - President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield Il

    historyorb.com

  • Springfield, Illinois, USA
    Scene on Washington St.
    Postcard
  • News 1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Trains Stuck In The Snow.
    Springfield, Ill., Feb. 9. - The lowest temperature was registered yesterday by the government thermometer since 1879,...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - BURIED UNDER TONS OF DEBRIS. TOWER OF ONE OF THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR BUILDING COLLAPSES.
    Springfield, Ill., Sept. 4. - A horrible accident occurred at the state fair grounds this afternoon.

    The west tower on the great machinery hall,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Springfield
    Springfield, a city, capital of the state of Illinois, and seat of justice of Sangamon co., is situated 4 miles S. of the Sangamon River, 96 miles...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - ACCIDENT AT A SOCIETY CIRCUS.
    Springfield, Ill., June 25. - At a society circus, given last evening on the lawn of JAMES T. JONES, a section of the seats gave way and their...Read MORE...


  • February 28, 1900 - A massive storm spread record snows from Kansas to New York State. Snowfall totals ranged up to 17.5 inches at Springfield IL.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • Springfield, Illinois, USA

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1906
    Springfield, a city, capital of the state of Illinois, and seat of justice of Sangamon co., 185 miles SW. of Chicago, on the Wabash, the Baltimore...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - YOUNG AERONAUT KILLED. Skull Crushed Against Tree as Balloon Arises.
    SPRINGFIELD, ILL, June 7. - Luther Edward Jones, a 22 year old balloonist, was killed at Mildred Park this afternoon. At the balloon rose the...Read MORE...


  • 1908 - August 14 - Race riot in Springfield Illinois

    historyorb.com

  • Springfield, Illinois, USA
    The Lincoln Mausoleum
    Postcard
  • News 1912 - WOMAN AVIATOR KILLED. MISS JULIA CLARK OF CHICAGO FALLS AT SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
    Springfield, Ill., June 17. - MISS JULIA CLARK was killed while making her first flight in an aeroplane at the fair grounds tonight. She fell into a...Read MORE...


  • News 1915 - Struck and Killed by C. H. and D. Train. Oscar Burge and Wife of Springfield Meet Sudden Death.
    Oscar Burge, 54 years old, of Springfield, was instantly killed, his wife was fatally hurt and their four months old child was seriously injured late ...Read MORE...


  • Springfield, Illinois, USA
    Capitol Avenue Looking West
    Postcard


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Scene on Washington St.
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Springfield, Illinois, USA
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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The Lincoln Mausoleum
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Springfield, Illinois, USA
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Capitol Avenue Looking West
Postcard


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  • 1819 - Springfield, Illinois founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Springfield
    Springfield, a flourishing post-town, capital of the State of Illinois, and seat of justice of Sangamon county, is situated 3 miles S. from Sangamon... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - Lincoln monument progress
    The Lincoln monument, at Springfield, Ill., is about half done, and will be completed and dedicated on the 4th of next July. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 7, 1871
  • News  1873 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRES.
    Chicago, Ill., Jan. 10. - The St. Nicholas Hotel, of Springfield, was damaged by fire, last night, to the extent of $80,000. The loss on furniture by ... Read MORE...

  • 1887 - April 10 - President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield Il

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - Springfield
    Springfield, a city, capital of the state of Illinois, and seat of justice of Sangamon co., is situated 4 miles S. of the Sangamon River, 96 miles... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Trains Stuck In The Snow.
    Springfield, Ill., Feb. 9. - The lowest temperature was registered yesterday by the government thermometer since 1879,... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - BURIED UNDER TONS OF DEBRIS. TOWER OF ONE OF THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR BUILDING COLLAPSES.
    Springfield, Ill., Sept. 4. - A horrible accident occurred at the state fair grounds this afternoon.

    The west tower on the great machinery hall,... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - ACCIDENT AT A SOCIETY CIRCUS.
    Springfield, Ill., June 25. - At a society circus, given last evening on the lawn of JAMES T. JONES, a section of the seats gave way and their... Read MORE...

  • February 28, 1900 - A massive storm spread record snows from Kansas to New York State. Snowfall totals ranged up to 17.5 inches at Springfield IL.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1906
    Springfield, a city, capital of the state of Illinois, and seat of justice of Sangamon co., 185 miles SW. of Chicago, on the Wabash, the Baltimore... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - YOUNG AERONAUT KILLED. Skull Crushed Against Tree as Balloon Arises.
    SPRINGFIELD, ILL, June 7. - Luther Edward Jones, a 22 year old balloonist, was killed at Mildred Park this afternoon. At the balloon rose the... Read MORE...

  • 1908 - August 14 - Race riot in Springfield Illinois

    historyorb.com
  • News  1912 - WOMAN AVIATOR KILLED. MISS JULIA CLARK OF CHICAGO FALLS AT SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
    Springfield, Ill., June 17. - MISS JULIA CLARK was killed while making her first flight in an aeroplane at the fair grounds tonight. She fell into a... Read MORE...

  • News  1915 - Struck and Killed by C. H. and D. Train. Oscar Burge and Wife of Springfield Meet Sudden Death.
    Oscar Burge, 54 years old, of Springfield, was instantly killed, his wife was fatally hurt and their four months old child was seriously injured late ... Read MORE...

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