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1860 Sangamon County Census
Multiple public records as well as a family bible entry that prove the Snow family lived across the street from Abraham Lincoln.

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The photo is accompanied by a short excerpt explaining the founding and expansion of the Springfield Hospital and Training School. This hospital would later become Memorial Medical Center.

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Campaign Sign for Ossie Langfelder (D) for Mayor of Springfield, Illinois. Mr. Langfelder served two terms as Mayor from 1987-1995. It is unknown whether this sign was used for the initial campaign in 1986 or the re-election campaign of 1990 or…

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Double-sided campaign flyer for the election of Ossie Langfelder for Mayor of Springfield, Illinois. Langfelder served two terms as Springfield's mayor, from 187-1995. Since nowhere on the flyer is the term, "re-election," the supposition can be made…

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Tin/metal version of the State Journal-Register Front Page that shows Mayor Ossie Langfelder getting a hug and kiss from his wife after securing his re-election bid as Springfield, Illinois's mayor. Dated April 3, 1991, the front page also shows the…

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Double-sided Faith Coalition for the Common Good Pamphlet. This organization has a chapter in Springfield, Illinois. One of its primary missions is to ensure equal opportunities for all, regardless of race, providing a living wage, economic growth,…

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This is a clear christmas tree ornament with the words "Ossie Mayor" printed in cursive. Not much else is known about which election for Mayor of Springfield it was for. Certainly, it was used as a give away type promotional item. Ossie Langfelder…

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This is a campaign sign to Re-elect Gary Hannig for Illinois State Representative. He served in the Illinois House for 30 years, from 1979-2009. It is impossible to tell from which campaign the sign belongs, due to its excellent condition and…

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An Illinois legislator beginning his career in the Depression Era, Paul Powell became Secretary of State in 1965. He passed away in 1970, leaving behind $800,000 of cash found in shoeboxes and strongboxes in his Springfield hotel room. Powell's…

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This photo was taken at the Old State Capitol Building in Springfield. President Richard Nixon is signing a bill H.R. 9798 authorizing the Abraham Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Congressman Paul Findley, of the 20th Congressional District of…
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