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A Taste of Springfield, Missouri

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT SPRINGFIELD?

  1. Springfield is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is the county seat of Greene County. On July 1, 2009, the estimated population was 157,630.

  2. Springfield's nickname is The Queen City of the Ozarks. It is also known as The Cultural Center of the Ozarks, The Gateway to the Ozarks, and The Birthplace of Route 66.

  3. On April 14, 1906, a mob broke into the town jail, then lynched two men: Horace Duncan and Fred Coker, for sexually assaulting Mina Edwards. Later they returned to the jail and lynched another man, Will Allen, accused of murder. They were hanged and burned by a mob more than 2,000 strong in the town square. The men were hanged on the town square from the Gottfried Tower which held a replica of the Statue of Liberty. In the immediate aftermath, two commemorative coins were reportedly issued. Evidence suggests that all three men were innocent, including testimony from Duncan's and Coker's white employer. The lynching sparked a mass exodus of African-Americans from the area, who still remain a small minority demographic in Springfield. A small plaque on the southeast corner of the square is the city's only reminder.

  4. Springfield’s economy is based on health care, manufacturing, retail, education and tourism. Like many cities across the nation, Springfield has seen a major resurgence in its downtown area. Many of the older buildings have been, and are continuing to be, renovated into mixed-use buildings such as lofts, office space, restaurants, bars, boutiques, and music venues.

  5. Recognized by convention as the birthplace of US Route 66, it was in Springfield on April 30, 1926 that officials first proposed the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway.

Radio Stations:
KWND 88.3 FM Springfield, MO Christian Contemporary
K218DC (WJFM) 90.7 FM Springfield, MO Gospel Music
KSPW 96.5 FM Sparta, MO Top-40
KWTO 98.7 FM Springfield, MO Sports
KSGF 104.1 FM Ash Grove, MO News/Talk
KBNN 750 AM Lebanon, MO Business News
KOMC 1220 AM Branson, MO Gospel Music
KGMY 1400 AM Springfield, MO Sports
KMRF 1510 AM Marshfield, MO Religious
KLFJ 1550 AM Springfield, MO Comedy

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Demographics of Springfield, Missouri

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

91.69%

3.27%

0.75%

1.36%

2.31%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Springfield, Missouri


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Ebony & Ivory -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  1711 West Battlefield Street, Springfield, MO (417) 887-3217

  2. Fades -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  506 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, MO (417) 832-8242

  3. God's Glory -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  4303 S National Ave, Springfield, MO (417) 799-1100

  4. Sally Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  2809 W Chestnut Expy, Springfield, MO (417) 866-5006

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Courtney Henderson Agency - Farmers Insurance -  Category: Insurance -  For all of your insurance needs. I specialize in Home, Auto, and Life Insurance. Allow me to compete for your business and earn your trust.   - 4650 S National C3 , Springfield, MO. (417) 661-0691  - (visit website)

  2. HIGH 360 Debt Solutions -  Category: Credit Services -  Want to stop Fourclosure..... We specialize in Credit Repair Service. Loan Modification, Debt Settlement, Credit Repair, Colidation of student loans etc.   - PO Box 14521, Springfield, MO. (866) 262-6005  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Mom & Pop Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food -   1537 N Lyon Ave, Springfield, MO (417) 865-4480

  2. Rib Crib -  Category: Soul Food -   425 West Sunshine Street, Springfield, MO (417) 866-5857

  3. Rib Crib Bbq & Grill -  Category: Soul Food -   1640 North Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, MO (417) 866-6677

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Miss Silver Spings Beauty Pageant Springfield, MO. http://blackmissouri.com to see pics from Park Day 2009! Search for Springfield Park Day 2009!

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CHURCHES



  1. Benton Avenue AME Church -  510 East Central Street, Springfield MO (417) 864-8815

  2. Deliverance Temple Ministries -  2101 W. Chestnut Expwy (417) 865-4338  - (visit website)

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Icon Night Club -  Category: Entertainment -   307 Park Central E, Springfield, MO 65806 (417) 866-4266

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Springfield Annual Reunion, 'AKA' Springfield Park Day
    August    1923 N. Weller, Springfield, Missouri, 65803, Phone: (417) 864-1049

    Three full days of events, fun, running into old friends and discovering new ones. The event is in memory of the 1906 lynching of three black men in which the Springfield police were founded to be responsible for their murders.


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