This section of Richard's Journal contains information, in various forms, about the history of Springfield and the surrounding area.
Current topics are:
Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok in Springfield
Both of these famous men visited in or lived in Springfield for short periods of their life immediately after the Civil War in which both fought for the Union. Their friendship was a long one and was prolonged by Cody's visits here.
"A Million Hours of Memories"
A pictorial history of Springfield prepared for the city's Sesquicentennial in 1980.
University Club Historical Markers
In the 1900s, the University Club of Springfield began placing, with the help of other agencies and organizations, a series of markers throughout the area denoting specific highlights in the city's history. You can take a look at them here.
Early Greene County
Fascinating stories of early Greene County from History of Greene County, published in 1883.
Strolling Through History
Take a walking tour of historical sites in the downtown area and on the northside.
Springfield Historical Sites
Important sites in the community as identified by the Springfield Historical Sites Board.
Past Events By Month
A list of significant things that occurred in the city's history each month of the year.
Then and Now
Find out how the face of Springfield has changed over the years by comparing photos of what areas looked like in the past with what they look like today.