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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Ebony & Ivory - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1711 West Battlefield Street, Springfield, MO (417) 887-3217
Fades - Category: Black Hair Salons - 506 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, MO (417) 832-8242
God's Glory - Category: Black Hair Salons - 4303 S National Ave, Springfield, MO (417) 799-1100
Sally Beauty Supply - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2809 W Chestnut Expy, Springfield, MO (417) 866-5006
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Mom & Pop Soul Food - Category: Soul Food - 1537 N Lyon Ave, Springfield, MO (417) 865-4480
Rib Crib - Category: Soul Food - 425 West Sunshine Street, Springfield, MO (417) 866-5857
Rib Crib Bbq & Grill - Category: Soul Food - 1640 North Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, MO (417) 866-6677
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Icon Night Club - Category: Entertainment - 307 Park Central E, Springfield, MO 65806 (417) 866-4266
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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