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Thursday, May 1, 2003 12:00 am

The diary of Lucy C. Williams describes a Springfield of grand theaters, great poets, and high expectations

A lot happened in 1935: Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean; Bruno Hauptmann was sentenced to die for killing the Lindbergh baby; and, here in the Illinois stat
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Thursday, May 1, 2003 12:00 am
ORPHEUM THEATER Near the corner of Fifth and Washington once stood the Orpheum Theater, known for its lavish interior. It rivaled the big theaters of New York and then fell victim to "progress" in 19
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Thursday, May 1, 2003 12:00 am

Maddening mystery finally solved, says local science teacher

For several weeks in September 1944, people in the town of Mattoon, Illinois, showed the symptoms of exposure to poison gas--nausea, vomiting, weakness leading to near paralysis, light headedness, eve

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