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Thursday, June 9, 2005 02:48 am
In the hot summer of 1904, Springfield photographer Guy Mathis sallied forth from his downtown offices above Coe’s Book Store at Fifth and Monroe streets in his ...
Thursday, April 28, 2005 02:42 am
The Rev. Dr. James H. Magee (1839-1912) is one of the most interesting, yet obscure, characters in Springfield history. Were it not for a semiautobiographical book he publish...
Thursday, April 14, 2005 03:53 am
In the summer of 1942, the District Convention of the Order of AHEPA (the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) was held for three days at the Abraham ...
Thursday, April 7, 2005 08:32 pm
The terrible fire that gutted the Herbert Georg Studio in downtown Springfield in February 1980 was very nearly thorough in its destruction of the studio building and its ...
Thursday, March 24, 2005 02:49 am
Two of the most interesting, accomplished, and talented people ever to appear on the Springfield arts scene were Romain and Ellen Proctor, who quite casually fell in love wit...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 02:49 am
Among the many collections that make up the Audio-Visual Department of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, the Guy Mathis photographic collection stands out for its ...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 02:21 pm
One hundred years ago, automobile racing came to the Illinois State Fair dirt track for the first time when the Springfield Automobile Club sponsored a meet at which the feat...
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 11:13 pm
Photographer Herbert Georg captured a classic film noir image in early December 1938, with the neon of Springfield's many movie theaters reflecting on the rain-washed bricks and streetcar track...


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