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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
The history of 125 S. Laurel St.

The history of 125 S. Laurel St.

The building at 125 South Laurel St. that is currently empty has a long and colorful history. It was built about 1904 by Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Hodges as a store. His family operated it for years. » Read More
Exploring old Springfield

Exploring old Springfield

This was compiled by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos, comments or information to share, contact her at 754-6681 or hesheraldexley@aol.com. » Read More
Rambling through old photos

Rambling through old photos

This was written by Susan Exley of Historic Effingham Society. » Read More
Celebrating 280 years at Jerusalem

Celebrating 280 years at Jerusalem

The congregation of Jerusalem Lutheran Church will celebrate its 280th anniversary Aug. 31. The church is its people. The congregation was organized in 1733 at St. Anna's Church in Augsburg, German... » Read More


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