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Thursday, July 8, 2010 01:41 am

Local history

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Did slaves escape through Springfield? What Oscar-winning megastar has family roots in Springfield? Who sold pieces of Lincoln’s home and yard -- for less than a dollar? Hear answers to these and other questions on July 13 as local historian and award-winning author Tara McClellan McAndrew talks about Springfield history and signs her new book Stories of Springfield: Life in Lincoln’s Town at Barnes and Noble. Other book signings are July 10 in Virden and July 24 from 12-2 p.m. at Prairie Trader Gift Shop at 113 N. Sixth St. 

Tara McClellan McAndrew
Saturday, July 10, 12-2pm
The Sly Fox Bookstore, Virden
Tuesday, July 13, 7pm
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Veterans Parkway, Springfield
Free

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