SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield has been around since the early 1800s, and many significant events have occurred over the last 200 years.
Here’s a look at some interesting headlines and stories from this week from 100 years ago, according to the History Museum on the Square.
- Gas prices in the city dropped from 20.4 cents a gallon to 15.8 cents a gallon with Standard Station leading the reduction.
- Frisco engineer M.J. Murphy retires after 40 years with the railroad.
- Streetcar workers agree to a new one-year contract.
- The streetcar line would end 14 years later.
- Springfield Planning Commission began the study of viaducts over the Frisco tracks on Grant and Benton Streets to improve north and south travel.
Now Playing in 1923
- The Electric Theatre: Children of Jazz
- Though a silent film, an orchestra or organist provided the music