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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Springfield, Missouri

 
Clickable Map of Greene County, Missouri and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Greene County, MO (137) Christian County, MO (7) Dade County, MO (5) Dallas County, MO (3) Lawrence County, MO (9) Polk County, MO (3) Webster County, MO (6)  GreeneCounty(137) Greene County (137)  ChristianCounty(7) Christian County (7)  DadeCounty(5) Dade County (5)  DallasCounty(3) Dallas County (3)  LawrenceCounty(9) Lawrence County (9)  PolkCounty(3) Polk County (3)  WebsterCounty(6) Webster County (6)
Location of Springfield, Missouri
    Greene County (137)
    Christian County (7)
    Dade County (5)
    Dallas County (3)
    Lawrence County (9)
    Polk County (3)
    Webster County (6)
 
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1Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — "The Boy and The Man"
Nationally renowned sports artist Amadee Wohlschlaeger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in St. Louis, Missouri, conceptualized and designed "The Boy and The Man" in the form of a drawing in 1963 that was unveiled to the public in the August 18th . . . Map (db m72165) HM
2Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 1971 Tumbler — Corten Steel
Park Central Square was designed by renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and his team in the early 1970s. The space was intended to be, in Halprin's words, "an active space for public assembly, devoted to pedestrians and their needs and . . . Map (db m174527) HM
3Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — A National Cemetery System — Springfield National Cemetery
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . Map (db m162222) HM
4Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — American Veterans Memorial — Amvets
. . . Map (db m162231) WM
5Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Anthony "Tony" La Russa
Born October 4, 1944 in Tampa, FL To Tony and Oliva (Cuervo) La Russa Brother to Eva Married Elaine Coker on December 31, 1973 Father to Bianca and Devon Made big-league debut with Kansas City Athletics May 10, 1963 Played six . . . Map (db m173438) HM
6Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 10 — Battle of Springfield
This point marks the farthest advance of the Confederates into the city. After finally routing the 72nd Enrolled Missouri Militia, Confederates were forming along Walnut Street for the final assault into the city when drums along Jordan Creek to the . . . Map (db m35920) HM
7Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 12 — Battle of Springfield
Across from this site stood Fort No. 5, the second largest of five forts built around Springfield. By January 8, 1863, the fort was only partially finished. It served only as a rallying point during the battle. From this point and along St. Louis . . . Map (db m79811) HM
8Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 1 — Battle of Springfield
On Jan. 6, 1863, Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke entered Missouri with nearly 2,600 men to attack Union supply lines and communications and to disrupt the Union thrust into northern Arkansas. Lightly garrisoned but with a vast store of military . . . Map (db m170770) HM
9Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 2 — Battle of Springfield
On this spot stood the two-story brick Methodist church converted by Federal authorities into the city arsenal. Pressed for manpower to defend Springfield against approaching Confederate raiders, Union Brig. Gen. Egbert B. Brown authorized Brigade . . . Map (db m170771) HM
10Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 9 — Battle of Springfield
Near this point the 250 men of the 72nd Enrolled Missouri Militia met the Confederates' afternoon attack. These local militiamen were from all walks of life. They had some military training but little experience, as they were only called to serve in . . . Map (db m170772) HM
11Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 8 — Battle of Springfield
In 1863, this was an area of one-story homes known as Dutchtown. On this spot stood a brick college building that had been converted into a military prison by the addition of a wooden stockade. Union forces inexplicably failed to garrison it, which . . . Map (db m170774) HM
12Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 11 — Battle of Springfield
After massing his troops near here in the late afternoon, Col. J.O. Shelby made a final effort to take Fort No. 4, the key to the Union line. The Confederates struck at sunset, but in desperate, nearly point-blank combat, the Union defenders . . . Map (db m170775) HM
13Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 3 — Battle of Springfield
Just across South Avenue (behind you) stood Union Fort No. 4, a 160-foot earthen redoubt surrounded by a deep trench. During the night of Jan. 7-8, 1863, two 12-pound howitzers were placed in this fort. The gun barrels were found on the grounds of . . . Map (db m170778) HM
14Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 6 — Battle of Springfield
As the Confederates advance neared town, Union Brig. Gen. Egbert B. Brown belatedly realized that a dozen houses south and west of Fort No. 4 would block his fire. He immediately ordered the houses burned to deprive the enemy of cover, allowing . . . Map (db m170780) HM
15Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 5 — Battle of Springfield
Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke's Confederate cavalry raiders entered Missouri in three columns, for speed and secrecy. The largest of these, 1,600 men lauded as "Shelby's Brigade" under Col. J.O. Shelby, arrived near Springfield at dawn on Jan. 8, . . . Map (db m170782) HM
16Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Battle of Springfield — A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri — Missouri Department of Natural Resources —
The Battle of Springfield This location is the approximate site of Fort No. 4. During the Civil War, this four-sided earthen fort served as the main defensive work during the Battle of Springfield. This battle occurred during the raid, or . . . Map (db m173594) HM
17Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Bob Broeg — Robert William Broeg (Rhymes With "Plague")
Born in St. Louis, MO in 1918 to Robert and Alice Broeg Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Missouri - Columbia Married to the late Dorothy Carr Married to Lynette Anton since 1977 Associated Press Sportswriter in . . . Map (db m72135) HM
18Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Bobby Bell
Born in Shelby, NC in 1940 to Pink and Zannie Bell Attended Cleveland High School and the University of Minnesota Father to Tracie, Bobby, Jr., and Joshua Two-time All-American Linebacker/Defensive End at the University of Minnesota . . . Map (db m72110) HM
19Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 18 — Butterfield Overland Stage
Site of Gen. Nicholas Smith's tavern on Boonville Road, earliest outlet of Springfield, also station of Butterfield Stage Route carrying first overland mail from St. Louis to Pacific Coast. Government subsidy $600,000 yearly. First mail left St. . . . Map (db m43089) HM
20Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Charles Graham "Charlie" Spoonhour
Born June 23, 1939 Father to Jay & Stephen Married Vicki Korner August 7, 1987 Died February 1, 2012 College basketball coach with 578-265 record including 373-202 in 19 NCAA seasons & directed his teams to 12 NCAA Division I . . . Map (db m173550) HM
21Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Cheryl Burnett
Born June 13, 1958 in Centralia, Missouri Daughter of Harold and Shirley Burnett Sister to Greg Burnett and Jeanne (Burnett) Dorr Aunt to Joy (Dorr) Bittle, Dustin Dorr and Holly (Dorr) Hopson Graduated from Centralia High School in . . . Map (db m173544) HM
22Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Civil War Entrenchments
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23Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Civil War Orphans' Home
(front:) The ravages of the American Civil War (1861-1865) left a large population of orphaned and half-orphaned children roaming the countryside in need of homes. Springfield was fortunate to have a civic-minded citizen named Mary . . . Map (db m173554) HM
24Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Coach Norm Stewart — "Stormin' Norman"
Norman Stewart was born January 20, 1935 in Shelby County, Missouri. In 1952, he enrolled at the University of Missouri, becoming a standout in both basketball and baseball for the Tigers. Stewart was a two-time team captain, and all-Big Seven . . . Map (db m173442) HM
25Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Confederate Burials In The National Cemetery — Confederate Cemetery — Springfield National Cemetery —
The Confederate Cemetery After the Civil War, women's groups in the South, known collectively as Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMA), undertook efforts to consolidate the remains of Confederate soldiers. In 1866, a group of women in . . . Map (db m162236) HM
26Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Dan Dierdorf
Born June 29, 1949 in Canton, Ohio to John and Evelyn Dierdorf Married to Debbie Grzywacz on November 2, 1979 Father to Dan, Kristen, Dana and Katherine Played at the University of Michigan where he was named to seven All-American Teams . . . Map (db m72214) HM
27Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Dedicated to the Loving Memory of Dr. R. Fred Schweitzer
Near this spot, the famous Wild Bill Hickok - Davis Tutt gunfight occurred on July 21, 1865. Tutt met his end and Wild Bill lived to fight many other days Dedicated to the Loving Memory of Dr. R. Fred Schweitzer (1943-1996) The . . . Map (db m173556) HM
28Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Don Faurot
Born in Mountain Grove, MO, in 1902 to Frederick W. and Charlotte Faurot Attended Mountain Grove High School and University of Missouri-Columbia Married to Mary Davidson Father to Jane, Aileen, and Julie Blue-Gray Game Hall of Fame . . . Map (db m72211) HM
29Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog
Born November 9, 1931 in New Athens, IL to Edgar and Lietta (Fanke) Herzog Married to Mary Lou Sinn on February 8, 1953 Father to Debra, David and Jim Batted .285 while playing for the New York Yankees' Minor League club, the Joplin . . . Map (db m72158) HM
30Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Dr. Mary Jo Wynn
Born December 24, 1931 in Hartville, Missouri To William Thomas and Tina (Russell) Wynn Sister to Jewell, Virginia, Marie, Lena, Tom Jr. and Russell Graduated from Hartville High School in 1949, Southwest Missouri State College (now . . . Map (db m173449) HM
31Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Edwin T. "Ned" Reynolds
Born in 1941 in Haddonfield, New Jersey Son to William and Edwina Reynolds A brother to Bill and Jack Father to Stephanie Hasse, grandfather to Jacob and Sylvia Hasse First appeared on TV at age 14 on NBC's "The Today Show" . . . Map (db m173441) HM
32Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Fairbanks Hall — Drury University
On this spot stood the building in which Drury College opened September, 25, 1873.Map (db m67271) HM
33Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Fairbanks Hall
Erected in 1876, stood 15 feet from this site until 1978. The hall was given to Drury by Mr. Charles Fairbanks of Tunbridge Wells, England as a memorial to his son, Walter. Fairbanks served Drury proudly as a home for over two thousand Drury . . . Map (db m79804) HM
34Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 15 — First Cabin in Springfield
About February, 1830, William Fulbright erected, near this spot, the first cabin built on the site of the present city of Springfield. At the same time, A. J. Burnett built a pole cabin near the natural well, and John Fulbright another near Jones' . . . Map (db m43086) HM
35Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 9 — First Church In Greene County
585 feet southwest first church, Methodist Episcopal, in southwest Missouri was located in 1833. Size 18 x 20 feet, built of logs, puncheon floor and seats. Cost 18 dollars. Rev. Jas. H. Slavens, M.D., first pastor over White River and St. Francis . . . Map (db m43150) HM
36Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 19 — First Post Office in Springfield
Near this spot was located the first post office in Springfield, in a one story, hewed log cabin, occupied by John Polk Campbell, who was appointed postmaster, Jan. 3, 1834. Mail was brought on horseback twice a month from Harrison's Store, on . . . Map (db m43120) HM
37Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 6 — First School-House in Greene County
225 feet south of this spot the first school-house in Greene County was built by pioneers 1831. Small cabin, logs cut out for window and door openings. No shutter, door or chimney. Dirt floor. Three-legged benches. First teacher, Joseph Rountree. . . . Map (db m43064) HM
38Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — First Springfield Railroad
West of this marker 480 feet a construction train of South Pacific Railroad ~~ now St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (Frisco) ~~ pulled into new town of North Springfield at 3 P.M., April 21, 1870. First passenger train, with state and railroad . . . Map (db m170811) HM
39Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 7 — First Store in Greene County
Site of first store in southwest Greene County, a little log cabin, supplied with goods from Boonville, Missouri, 1831, and conducted by Junius T. Campbell, brother of John P. Campbell, founder of Springfield. Marker erected 1921 by Reps Dry Goods . . . Map (db m43088) HM
40Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Garvin "Gary" Filbert
Born June 7, 1929 in St. Joseph, MO to Harold and Fern Filbert Married to Glenda Hall on March 26, 1983 Father to Scott, Laura, Lisa, Preston, Lydia, Brian and Brent Filbert, Michael and Terry Dodson, and Chris Boettcher Lettered in . . . Map (db m72166) HM
41Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Gary R. Pinkel
Born on April 27, 1952 in Akron, Ohio Son of George and Gay (Robbins) Pinkel Father to Erin, Geoff and Blake Married Missy Martinette on June 27, 2015 Kenmore High School - Akron, Ohio, graduate and All-City wide receiver 1969 Kenmore . . . Map (db m173552) HM
42Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Gene Verlon Bess
Born March 3, 1935 to Hobson and Maude (Cramer) Bess Married to Nelda (McCann) Bess on May 27, 1961 Father to Garron, Janell and Brian Grandfather to Taylor, Kolby, Kiley and Bryelle 1953 graduate of Oak Ridge H.S., where he played . . . Map (db m173546) HM
43Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — George Howard Brett
Born in Glen Dale, WV in 1953 to Jack and Ethel Brett Attended El Segundo (CA) High School Married Leslie Davenport in 1992 Father to Jackson, Dylan, and Robin Spent his entire 21-year Major League career in Kansas City Only . . . Map (db m72136) HM
44Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Gettysburg Address — Abraham Lincoln — 1809 - 1865 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . Map (db m79808) HM WM
45Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Gillioz Theater
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m43095) HM
46Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Henry "Hank" Louis Stram
Born in Chicago, IL in 1923 to Henry and Nellie Wilszek Attended Lew Wallace High School and Purdue University Married Phyllis Persha in 1953 Father to Hank Jr., Dale, Stu, Julia Gary, and Mary Nell Head Coach and Vice President . . . Map (db m72130) HM
47Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church
This church is the second home of Springfield's oldest African-American congregation. It was constructed in 1885 on a site 200 feet due south of here, between Brower Street and Chestnut Expressway. In 2000, Drury University purchased a new home for . . . Map (db m170812) HM
48Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 21 — History of Springfield Public Square — Now Park Central Square — 1835-1970 —
1835 - John Polk Campbell plans Green County seat and donates 50 acres of land for townsite, including 2 acres for Public Square. 1836 - First courthouse, of two story red brick, built in center of square. 1858 - Butterfield Overland . . . Map (db m174517) HM
49Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — XIII — Indian Mounds
These mounds mark the site of pre-historic Indian homes. They are believed to represent the remains of thatch-roofed circular adobe huts, similar to those now built by the Mandan Indians. Thousands of similar mounds are widely scattered in groups . . . Map (db m79805) HM
50Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Jack Buck
Born in Holyoke, MA, in 1924 to Earle and Kathleen Buck Attended Lakewood High School and Ohio State University Married to Carole Lintzenich Father to Beverly, Jack Jr., Christine, Bonnie, Dan, Betsy, Joe, and Julie St. Louis . . . Map (db m72090) HM
51Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Jackie Marie Stiles
Born in Kansas City, Kansas to Pat and Pam Stiles Attended Claflin High School, Claflin, KS and Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO USA Today and Parade High School All-American First Teams - 1997 Missouri Valley . . . Map (db m72108) HM
52Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Jerry Hughes
Born February 12, 1949 in Boonville, MO To Jim Frank and Eleanor (Smith) Hughes Married to Victoria (Dinkel) Hughes December 26, 1992 Father to Greg, Chad, Parker, and Ashley Three-year golf letterman for University of Central . . . Map (db m173451) HM
53Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Jewell Theater
On this site stood the Jewell Theater. Originally known as the Jefferson. Erected ca. 1910 by Harry S. Jewell this was the home of the nationally telecast Ozark Jubilee seen on ABC-TV from 1954 thru 1960. Starring musical legend Clyde Red Foley the . . . Map (db m170751) HM
54Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil
Born in Carrabelle, FL in 1911 to John Sr. and Luella O’Neil Attended Edward Waters College Married Ora Lee Owen in 1946 Played for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1938-1943 Managed for the Kansas City Monarchs from 1948-1955 Served . . . Map (db m72094) HM
55Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — John Kadlec
Born October 23, 1928 in St. Louis, MO to Frank and Lillian (Onder) Kadlec Married to Mary Agnes “Dolly” Jacobi on February 3, 1951 Father to Judy, Peggy, John and Joan Graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School, earning . . . Map (db m72215) HM
56Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — John Q. Hammons
Born in Fairview, MO in 1919 to James O. and Hortense (Bass) Hammons Attended Fairview Schools and Southwest Missouri Teachers College Married Juanita K. Baxter in 1949 Entered into hotel development in 1958 by purchasing 10 Holiday . . . Map (db m72091) HM
57Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — John Smith Phelps / Phelps Homesite — 1814-1866
John Smith Phelps This statesman, as a representative in Congress (1844-1862), helped establish the first Overland Mail. During the Civil War he organized and commanded the "Phelps Regiment", a Home Guard unit, and served as military . . . Map (db m170894) HM
58Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — John T. Woodruff — First President of the U.S./66 Highway Association — November 11, 1926 —
On April 30, 1926, a group of businessmen led by Cy Avery of Tulsa and John T. Woodruff of Springfield, sent a telegram from Springfield to the Bureau of Public Roads in Washington, D.C. with the suggestion of "66" as a number for the new . . . Map (db m170898) HM
59Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — John V. "Pete" Adkins
Born September 9, 1924 in Wellsville, Missouri To John and Myrtle (Frisbie) Adkins Married Lorraine (Fenner) on June 12, 1948 Father to Mike, Terry and Danny Served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 Earned undergraduate degree from . . . Map (db m173433) HM
60Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Jon Thomas Sundvold
Born July 2, 1961 Son of Robert & Rachel (Quien) Sundvold Married to Tamara Gilmore, June 28, 1986 Father to Wilson, Caroline, Anna Kate 1979 graduate of Blue Springs High School 6-foot-2 guard scored 2,157 points for Blue Springs . . . Map (db m173445) HM
61Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Kentwood Hall Renovation
Southwest Missouri State University used a college housing loan from the United States Department of Education to purchase Kentwood Hall, formerly the Kentwood Arms Hotel, from the Kentwood Arms Hotel Company. The SMSU Board of Regents authorized . . . Map (db m173595) HM
62Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — 11 — Kickapoo Indian Village
From approximately 1812 to 1832 a Kickapoo Indian village occupied the site bounded on the north by Madison, west by Campbell, south by Grand and east by Jefferson. 100 wigwams clustered around a spring formerly situated 250 feet southwest of this . . . Map (db m43126) HM
63Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Lamar Hunt
Born in Eldorado, Ar. in 1932 to Lyda Bunker Hunt and Haroldson Layfayette [sic] Hunt Graduated from the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. and Southern Methodist University Married Norma Lynn Knobel in 1964 Father of Lamar, Jr., Sharron . . . Map (db m72115) HM
64Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Len Dawson
Born in Alliance, OH, in 1935 to James and Annie Dawson Attended Alliance High School and Purdue University Married to Linda Father to Lisa and Lenny Missouri Sports Hall of Fame – 1994 Pro Football Hall of Fame – 1987 . . . Map (db m72210) HM
65Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Louis Clark Brock
Born in El Dorado, AR in 1939 to Maud and Paralee Brock From Age Two grew up in Collonston, LA Attended Union High School and Southern University Married to Jacqueline Gaitor Father to Wanda, Lou, Jr., Emory and Daniel Led Southern . . . Map (db m72157) HM
66Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Lynching in America / The Lynchings of Horace B. Duncan, Fred Coker and William Allen — Community Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Thousands of black people were the victims of lynching in the United States between 1877 and 1950. The lynching of African Americans during this era was a form of racial terrorism intended to intimidate black people and . . . Map (db m173592) HM
67Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Maple Park Gazebo
Built as a bandstand and shelter for public speakers, this gazebo long has been an ornamental Springfield landmark. The Maple Park Cemetery Association was organized in 1876. The gazebo was built late in the 19th century.Map (db m170816) HM
68Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Mary Whitney Phelps — 1812-1878
Born to a sea captain in Portland, Maine, this energetic redhead was orphaned at a young age when her father died at sea and her mother died soon thereafter. Mary wed John Smith Phelps, a young lawyer, in Simsbury, Connecticut, in 1837. The . . . Map (db m170896) HM
69Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Missouri Soldiers Memorial C.S.A — Major General Sterling Price — Springfield National Cemetery —
(Side 1) To the memory of the Missouri Soldier in the army of the Confederate States of America Major General Sterling Price (Side 2) Those who die for a right principle do not die in vain. (Side 3) Erected . . . Map (db m162226) WM
70Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Navy Seabees Memorial
With willing hearts and skillful hands the difficult we do at once The impossible takes a bit longer Seabees Can DoMap (db m162234) WM
71Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Norman E. Stewart
Born in Leonard, MO in 1935 to Kenneth and Leona Stewart Attended Shelbyville High School and the University of Missouri - Columbia Married to Virginia Zimmerley Father to Jeffrey, Lindsey Scott, and Laura All-State High School . . . Map (db m72129) HM
72Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith
Born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama to Clovis and Marvella (Pugh) Smith Father to Osborne II, Dustin and Taryn Played for the San Diego Padres from 1978-1981 and for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1982-1996 Fifteen Time National . . . Map (db m72212) HM
73Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Pearl Harbor Memorial
In memory of members of the U.S. Military forces who gave their lives during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other military installations on Dec. 7, 1941 a date that will live in infamy. Remember Pearl Harbor keep America . . . Map (db m162232) WM
74Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — POW MIA Bring Them Home
POW MIA Bring them home. AMVETS Department of MissouriMap (db m62996) WM
75Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Red's Giant Hamburg
Red's Giant Hamburg was a business on the west end of Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri, which is believed to have been the world's first drive-through restaurant. The business's name was supposed to be "Red's Giant Hamburger," but owner . . . Map (db m170766) HM
76Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Remember Pearl Harbor — Springfield National Cemetery
In memory of the U.S. military forces who gave their lives during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other military installations on Dec. 7, 1941. A day that will leave in infamy. "Remember Pearl Harbor" "Keep America Alert"Map (db m62843) HM
77Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Revolutionary War Memorial — Springfield National Cemetery
During the Revolutionary War, almost 232,000 patriots served in the Continental Army with over 164,000 more serving in the militia many more also served in civilian positions. This marker is to commemorate all those patriots who served our nation . . . Map (db m162224) HM WM
78Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Richard Albert "Dick" Vermeil
Born October 30, 1936, in Calistoga, California To Louis and Alice (Wilson) Vermeil Married Carol (Drake) on January 28, 1956 Father to Rick, Dave and Nancy Spent 32 seasons overall as a coach, 19 as an NFL coach and 15 as an NFL head . . . Map (db m173437) HM
79Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr.
Born in Baton Rouge, LA in 1932 to Robert L. and Margaret Brandon Pettit Attended Baton Rouge High School and Louisiana State University Married Carole Crowell in 1965 Father to Peyton, Robert, and Mary Luckett 2-Time All-American . . . Map (db m72162) HM
80Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Russell William "Rusty" Wallace
Born in Fenton, MO in 1956 to Russ and Judy Wallace Attended Fox Senior High School Married to Patti Father to Greg, Katie, and Steve Made driving debut at Lakehill (MO) Speedway - 1973 Central Auto Racing Association Rookie of the . . . Map (db m72151) HM
81Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Sequiota Park
Se-qui-o-ta means "many springs". The central feature of the park is a large cave and spring. The spring begins 500 feet back in the limestone hillside. Prior to 1830, Native American tribes including Osage, Sac, Fox, Kickapoo, and . . . Map (db m170897) HM
82Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Shrine Mosque
Built by the Abou Ben Adhem Temple, the Shrine Mosque was dedicated November 3, 1923. Heckenlively and Mark were architects and Stanley Uthwatt created the stained glass windows. In addition to serving the Shrine, the Mosque has been the cultural . . . Map (db m43092) HM
83Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Springfield National Cemetery
Civil War Springfield Federal troops occupied Springfield, Missouri, in June 1861. In August, when Confederate forces marched on the city, Union Gen. Nathaniel Lyon led his army out to meet them. On August 10, 1861, the Confederate . . . Map (db m162223) HM
84Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — St. Paul United Methodist Church
First service in this building was June 26, 1904. Expansion program was completed in 1923. Exterior features are Ionic columns, stained glass windows, and dome. History of congregation dates from 1831. It once occupied historic structure at Walnut . . . Map (db m43123) HM
85Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Stanley Frank Musial
Born in Donora, PA in 1920 to Lukasz and Mary Musial Attended Donora High School Married to Lillian Labash Father to Dick, Gerry, Janet, and Jean Played for 22 years with the St. Louis Cardinals Won 3 World Series Rings Won 3 . . . Map (db m72088) HM
86Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Steak 'n Shake, Springfield, Missouri — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
One of the few remaining "old style" designs for this chain of drive-in restaurants, opened in 1962. It still features curb service, steak burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes.Map (db m170629) HM
87Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Stone Chapel
Long recognized as a symbol of Drury College, Stone Chapel resulted from gift by Mrs. Valeria G. Stone, Malde, Mass., and named for her. Cornerstone was laid Nov.16, 1880. Fire loss delayed completion until 1892. Special features: first bldg. made . . . Map (db m67402) HM
88Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Tau Eta Gamma (local)
Founded February 7, 1961 in Fairbanks Hall Kitchen Then Phi Kappa Sigma (national) Beta Kappa Chapter 1961-1983Map (db m79802) HM
89Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — The Catch
West Plains, Missouri's Bill Virdon emerged as the unsung star of the 1960 World Series, boosting the Pittsburgh Pirates to an upset of the New York Yankees. While all remember Bill Mazeroski's Game 7 home run, Virdon's spectacular defense in center . . . Map (db m173548) HM
90Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — The Colonial Hotel
On this site stood the Colonial Hotel, hailed as "one of the most modern hotels in the world" when it opened in 1907. For more than a half-century, the Colonial Hotel served as an anchor for downtown Springfield and hosted nearly every type of . . . Map (db m170900) HM
91Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — The Daughters Of The Confederacy Of Missouri Division — August 10, 1984
This tablet is dedicated by the Veterans Administration in grateful appreciation to the United Daughters of The Confederacy, Missouri Division, for actions taken to remove deed restrictions on 485 unoccupied Confederate gravesites in Springfield . . . Map (db m162229) HM
92Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — The Day House — 1875
Built by George S. Day around 1875, the Day House is considered to be the oldest brick residence in Greene County. The Day House is constructed - both the interior and exterior -- of solid brick walls. There is no better example of post-Civil War, . . . Map (db m170832) HM
93Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — The Landers Theatre
The Landers Theatre was built in 1909 by John and Douglas J. Landers. It opened with a production of "The Golden Girl." Lillian Russell, Sousa's Band and Fanny Brice have all appeared here. The Landers was the 35th theatre in the nation to show . . . Map (db m43122) HM
94Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Thomas Michael "Mike" Shannon
Born July 15, 1939, in St. Louis, Missouri To Thomas and Elizabeth (Richardson) Shannon Married to Judith Ann Bufe on February 7, 1959 Father to Thomas Michael Jr., Timothy, Patricia, Margaret, Daniel and Erin Graduated from Christian . . . Map (db m173435) HM
95Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Three Black Men Lynched
On April 14, 1906, three black men, Horace B. Duncan, Fred Coker and Will Allen were lynched without a trialMap (db m170745) HM
96Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — USS Nathanael Greene — SSBN-636
This memorial is dedicated to all U.S. submarine sailors both living and deceased that dared to "take her deep," and especially those submariners that manned the fleet ballistic missile submarine USS NATHANAEL GREENE SSBN-636 . . . Map (db m70341) HM
97Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Veterans Memorial
We have won this war because our men are brave, and because of many other things, we did not win it because destiny created us better than all other peoples, I hope that in victory we are more grateful than proud. Ernie Pyle, 1944Map (db m62869) WM
98Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Veterans Memorial — Springfield National Cemetery
In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the families they left behind. The sacrifice will not be forgotten.Map (db m162225) WM
99Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Vietnam Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who fought and those who died in southeast Asia during the Vietnam Conflict.Map (db m162235) WM
100Missouri (Greene County), Springfield — Vietnam War Memorial — Together Then Together Now — Post 639 —
In honored memory of those who served in defense of their country so that all may enjoy freedom.Map (db m39153) HM

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