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Echoes of Effingham

Remembering the Sky-Vu Drive-In

Remembering the Sky-Vu Drive-In

While the Mars Theatre offered movies in Springfield, a new experience in entertainment opened in Effingham in 1952. The Sky-Vu Drive-In Theatre offered a movie on the big outdoor screen shown only... » Read More
Exploring the old Herald

Exploring the old Herald

After eight-and-a-half years, sometimes it is hard to write a full story each week. Thank you for allowing me this week to share some interesting tidbits I have found in old issues of the Springfie... » Read More
Increasing potato yield with Agrico fertilizer

Increasing potato yield with Agrico fertilizer

Recently I received a poster advertisement for Agrico Fertilizer, a fertilizer for potatoes. Three local men were featured in the ad from 1937. » Read More

Remembering the canning factory

The Springfield Herald printed the following story on Dec. 20, 1917: » Read More
Finding some old advertisements

Finding some old advertisements

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. » Read More

Looking back at Fair history

During research on the new microfilm reader at Effingham Museum, I stumbled upon an article entitled "To Have A Fair" in the Feb. 14, 1918 copy of the Springfield Herald. Since the county fair begi... » Read More
Reviewing some very early business ads

Reviewing some very early business ads

I would like to apologize for an error and untrue statement at the end of last week's story. Springfield Building Supply is still in business at 828 South Laurel St. in Springfield, south of Herita... » Read More
Remembering the Concrete Builders Supply

Remembering the Concrete Builders Supply

W.R. Lee and Ralph Rahn had the feed and seed business behind the warehouse on Laurel Street just north of the old theatre building discussed last week. A large rolling back door allowed farmers to... » Read More
Making concrete blocks in Springfield

Making concrete blocks in Springfield

In 1946, Ijon Tigleth Webb and his two sons, Ijon Thomas and George Henry, got a permit and built a building to manufacture concrete block. See accompanying photo of the permit. The brothers were k... » Read More


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