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Springfield, Missouri, USA

Springfield, Greene, MO

Springfield's nickname is "Queen City of the Ozarks" and it is known as the "Birthplace of Route 66".

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  • 1854 - Springfield
    Springfield, capital of Greene county, Missouri, on the S. W. branch of the Pacific railroad, 130 miles S. W. from Jefferson. The situation is high...Read MORE...


  • 1861 - October 25 - First Battle of Springfield in Missouri during US Civil War, Union victory

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  • 1863 - January 8 - American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield

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  • News 1865 - July 21 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.

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    July 21, 1865

  • 1873 - September 25 – Classes begin at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

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  • News 1889 - By an accident on the 2d on the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad near Springfield, Mo., three men were instantly killed and five injured, four of them fatally.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1889

  • 1895 - Springfield
    Springfield, a city of Missouri, the capital of Greene 80, is situated on high ground, on the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad, 242 miles W.S.W. of ...Read MORE...


  • Springfield, Missouri, USA
    Woodruff Building
    Postcard
  • Springfield, Missouri, USA
    Colonial Hotel
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  • 1906
    Springfield, a city of Missouri, the capital of Greene co., is situated on high ground hear the Ozark Mountains, on the Frsico System and the Kansas...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - BIG FIRE STAMPEDES 200 FROM HOTEL. THEATER IN SPRINGFIELD, MO., BURNED AND HOTEL DAMAGED. OPIE REED FORCED TO FLEE. BLAZE STARTING IN OPERA HOUSE SOON AFTER LECTURE DOES $200,000 DAMAGES - FIRE STARTED BY LEAKING GAS.
    Springfield, Mo. - One of the most disastrous conflagrations in the history of Springfield, between 1 and 3 o'clock Wednesday morning, destroyed the...Read MORE...


  • News June 6, 1925: "Tiny Town" mini city last exhibited, Springfield, Missouri

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    June 6, 1925

  • Springfield, Missouri, USA
    City Hall
    Postcard
  • 1932 - January 2 - Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri

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  • News 1938 - Tower, Support for Yule Star, Crashes on Classroom; 8 Hurt
    Springfield, Mo., June 10 (AP).-Eight students at Southwest State Teachers’ College were injured Friday when a forty-right foot steel tower crashed...Read MORE...


  • News 1955 - 12 KILLED, 23 INJURED IN AIRLINER ACCIDENT NEAR SPRINGFIELD AIRPORT. CRASH FOLLOWS FINAL CLEARANCE FOR LANDING. Company Officials Join CAA in Probe For Accident Cause.
    Springfield, Mo. (AP) - An American Airlines plane threading its way through darkness and rain toward a landing field crashed last night, killing 12...Read MORE...




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Woodruff Building
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Colonial Hotel
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History, News and Stories of Springfield, Missouri, USA

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  • 1854 - Springfield
    Springfield, capital of Greene county, Missouri, on the S. W. branch of the Pacific railroad, 130 miles S. W. from Jefferson. The situation is high... Read MORE...

  • 1861 - October 25 - First Battle of Springfield in Missouri during US Civil War, Union victory

    historyorb.com
  • 1863 - January 8 - American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield

    historyorb.com
  • News  1865 - July 21 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.

    historyorb.com
    July 21, 1865
  • 1873 - September 25 – Classes begin at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1889 - By an accident on the 2d on the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad near Springfield, Mo., three men were instantly killed and five injured, four of them fatally.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1889
  • 1895 - Springfield
    Springfield, a city of Missouri, the capital of Greene 80, is situated on high ground, on the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad, 242 miles W.S.W. of ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Springfield, a city of Missouri, the capital of Greene co., is situated on high ground hear the Ozark Mountains, on the Frsico System and the Kansas... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - BIG FIRE STAMPEDES 200 FROM HOTEL. THEATER IN SPRINGFIELD, MO., BURNED AND HOTEL DAMAGED. OPIE REED FORCED TO FLEE. BLAZE STARTING IN OPERA HOUSE SOON AFTER LECTURE DOES $200,000 DAMAGES - FIRE STARTED BY LEAKING GAS.
    Springfield, Mo. - One of the most disastrous conflagrations in the history of Springfield, between 1 and 3 o'clock Wednesday morning, destroyed the... Read MORE...

  • News  June 6, 1925: "Tiny Town" mini city last exhibited, Springfield, Missouri

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    June 6, 1925
  • 1932 - January 2 - Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri

    historyorb.com
  • News  1938 - Tower, Support for Yule Star, Crashes on Classroom; 8 Hurt
    Springfield, Mo., June 10 (AP).-Eight students at Southwest State Teachers’ College were injured Friday when a forty-right foot steel tower crashed... Read MORE...

  • News  1955 - 12 KILLED, 23 INJURED IN AIRLINER ACCIDENT NEAR SPRINGFIELD AIRPORT. CRASH FOLLOWS FINAL CLEARANCE FOR LANDING. Company Officials Join CAA in Probe For Accident Cause.
    Springfield, Mo. (AP) - An American Airlines plane threading its way through darkness and rain toward a landing field crashed last night, killing 12... Read MORE...

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