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‘The Old Hay Market’ (photo)

Springfield’s hay market once was on the northwest corner of Seventh and Jefferson streets. In the background is the pre-1927 Springfield Police Station. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, reprinted in Fever River Research’s study of the proposed site of the Abraham … Continue reading

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Race riot deaths

The Springfield race riot of Aug. 14-15, 1908 was unique in that more whites died than blacks. “This was due no doubt to the armed blacks, defending themselves and their interests in the Levee,” reported Carole Merritt in “Something So … Continue reading

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Reisch Brewing Co.

The Reisch Brewing Co., which operated (with a few interruptions) from 1849 to 1966 on Springfield’s north end, remains the best-known of Springfield’s many 19th- and early 20th-century breweries. Bottles, cans, labels and other mementoes of the Reisch operation are … Continue reading

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