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Wicked Springfield, Missouri: The Seamy Side of the Queen City

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From its founding in the early 1830s, Springfield was a rough frontier town where whiskey flowed freely, gunplay and fistfights abounded and gambling thrived. The Civil War not only brought the horror of warfare home to Springfield but also introduced worldly vices like prostitution that were scarcely known in previous years. Yet throughout its history, Springfield has managed to maintain a veneer of respectability not shared by certain other towns of southwest Missouri that were founded as wild, wide-open mining camps, ...

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Wicked Springfield, Missouri: The Seamy Side of the Queen City
2012, History Press, Charleston

ISBN-13: 9781609497354

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Wicked Springfield, Missouri: The Seamy Side of the Queen City
2012, History Press Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781540232199

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