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Below is a list of Encyclopedia of Greene County History entries that are unassigned, grouped by subject matter, such as “Art,” and listed alphabetically by title. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and many of these topics might appropriately be included under multiple subject headings. Placement here should not be construed as an editorial statement as to an entry's historical significance, or lack thereof. 

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Lennie Aleshire, musician

Bob Barker, television broadcaster

Julie Blackmon, photographer

Karen Craig, poet

Kim Crosby, actor

William Garwood, actor

John Goodman, actor

Tess Harper, actor

David L. Harrison, children's author/poet

Speedy Haworth, guitarist/singer

Joe Haymes, bandleader/arranger

Josh Heinrichs, singer

John Henry, sculptor

Jah Roots, musical group

Jay Kenneth Johnson, actor

The Jordanaires, musical group

King's X, musical group

Brenda Lee, singer

Jim Lowe, singer

Robin Luke, singer/songwriter

The Marksmen, musical group

Mariann Mayberry, actor

Johnny Mullins, songwriter

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, musical group

Rose O'Neill, illustrator/painter

The Philharmonics, musical group

Brad Pitt, actor

Floyd "Goo Goo" Rutledge, musician

Ronnie Self, singer/songwriter

Scott Siman, music producer

Si Siman, music producer

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, musical group

Tony Tost, poet

Kathleen Turner, actor

Speedy West, steel guitarist/record producer

Robert Westenberg, Broadway performer

Tom Whitlock, songwriter

Slim Wilson, musician, radio/television broadcaster

Daniel Woodrell, author

Business and Economics


Alberta’s Hotel, Springfield

Baldwin Theater, Springfield

Bass Pro Shops, Springfield

Brown Derby, Springfield

Commercial Street Business District, Springfield

Crescent Iron Works, Springfield

Jack Gentry, entrepreneur

David Glass, businessman

Graham’s Rib Station, Springfield

Hardrick Bros Grocery, Springfield

Jones Alley Business District, Springfield

David Leong, entrepreneur

Marblehead Lime Kiln, Springfield

John A. Morris, entrepreneur

Johnny Morris, entrepreneur

O'Reilly Auto Parts, Springfield

Charles Francis O'Reilly, entrepreneur

Charles Henry O'Reilly, Sr., entrepreneur

Jack Stack, entrepreneur

Pickwick Livery and Transfer Company, Springfield

John T. Woodruff, developer

Civil Rights and Social Change


1906 Lynchings

African American Heritage Trail

Oliver Brown, plaintiff in Brown v. Board (1954)

Normal Heart Controversy 

Trail of Tears



Baptist Bible College, Springfield

Central Bible College, Springfield

Drury University, Springfield

Evangel University, Springfield

Missouri State University, Springfield

Ozark Technical Community College, Springfield

Ethnic Groups


Osage Indians - author assigned

Exploration and Archaeology


Folklore and Folklife


Gordon McCann, music preservationist 

Vance Randolph, folklorist


Government and Politics


John Ashcroft, senator/attorney general

Matt Blunt, governor

Roy Blunt, senator

Sempronius H. Boyd, representative

Charlie Brown, representative

Margaret Kelly, state auditor

Billy Long, representative

Roscoe C. Patterson, senator

Ed Wilburn, city councilman/deputy sheriff

Jim Stone, city councilman

Alfred Adams, city councilman

E. T. Butler, school board

J. H. Simmons, school board

Joe Armstrong, city policeman

Jim Burns, city policeman

Oscar Hamlin, attorney

Val Mason, attorney

Hunter Wear, attorney

General Kennish, attorney

J. R. McNutt, marshall

J. C. Matthews, coroner

Historic Preservation


Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque        

Ambassador Apartments

African American Heritage Trail

Elijah Teague Anderson House

Bailey School

Bentley House

Benton Avenue AME Church

Berry Cemetery

Beverly Apartments, Springfield

Boegel and Hine Flour Mill-Wommack Mill. Fair Grove

Nathan Boone House, Ash Grove         

Camp Manor Apartments, Springfield   

Campbell Avenue Historic District, Springfield

Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield    

College Apartments, Springfield           

Commercial Street Historic District, Springfield

Day House, Springfield

Fallin Brothers Building , Springfield    

Finkbiner Building, Springfield

Franklin Springfield Motor Co. Building , Springfield

Gillioz Theater, Springfield

Gilmore Barn, Ash Grove        

Gottfried Furniture Company Building, Springfield

Greene County Courthouse, Springfield

Heer’s Department Store, Springfield   

Heercleff, Springfield  

Holland Building, Springfield  

Hotel Sansone, Springfield       

Jefferson Street Footbridge, Springfield

Keet-McElhany House, Springfield

J. E. King Manufacturing Company, Springfield

Robert B. and Vitae A. Kite Apartment Building , Springfield

Landers Theater , Springfield

Lincoln School, Springfield

Marquette Hotel, Springfield    

Marx-Hurlburt Building , Springfield

McDaniel Building, Springfield

Mid-Town Historic District, Springfield

Netter-Ullman Building, Springfield     

D. M. Oberman Manufacturing Co. Building, Springfield

Old Calaboose, Springfield

Palace Hotel, Springfield

Pearl Apartments and Windsor Apartments, Springfield

Pearson Creek Archeological District, Springfield

Producers Ice and Manufacturing Company, Springfield

Producers Produce Company Plant, Springfield 

Pythian Home of Missouri, Springfield 

Rail Haven Motel, Springfield

Rock Fountain Court Historic District, Springfield

Route 66 Steak 'n Shake, Springfield

St. John's Mercy Hospital Building, Springfield

St. Paul Block, Springfield

Henry Schneider Building, Springfield  

South Avenue Commercial Historic District, Springfield

South-McDaniel-Patton Commercial Historic District, Springfield

Springfield Furniture Company

Springfield Grocer Company Warehouse          

Springfield National Cemetery

Springfield Public Square Historic District

Springfield Seed Co. Office and Warehouse

Springfield Warehouse and Industrial Historic District               

Stone Chapel, Springfield

Trail of Tears Roadbed Segment on Josiah Danforth Farm, Strafford

U.S. Customhouse and Post Office, Springfield

Walnut Street Commercial Historic District, Springfield

Walnut Street Historic District, Springfield

West Walnut Street Commercial Historic District, Springfield

E. M. Wilhoit Building, Springfield

Edward M. and Della C. Wilhoit House, Springfield

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Springfield

Wise Feed Company Building, Springfield        

Woods-Evertz Stove Company Historic District, Springfield

Land and Resources


Asher Creek

Bloody Hill
Clear Creek

Dry Sac Arch

Fair Grove Mound
Fellows Lake

Lake Springfield

James River 

Jordan Creek

McDaniel Lake

Little Sac River

Lost Hill Natural Arch
North Dry Sac River
Parched Corn Creek
Pickerel Creek
Pierson Creek
Pomme de Terre River 
Pond Creek 
Riverbluff Cave
Sac River

Sand Mountain
Sayers Creek
Sims Branch
Turkey Creek 
Turnback Creek
Valley Water Mill Pond

Wilson's Creek 


Literature and Authors


Fern "Nance" Shumate, author



Ralph D. Foster, broadcaster

Jon Kennedy, cartoonist


Betty Love, photojournalist

Ozark Jubilee, radio/television program

Bob Palmer, cartoonist

Military Science


Battle of Springfield

Battle of Wilson's Creek (1861)



Ash Grove


Bois D'Arc


Fair Grove



Mission Hills

North Springfield

Oak Grove Heights







Walnut Grove



Recreation and Sports


Scott Bailes, baseball player

Eddie Carnett, baseball player

Lori Endicott, Olympic volleyball player

Ryan Howard, baseball player

Gracie Gold, Olympic figure skater

Jack Jewsbury, soccer player

Jerry Jones, NFL owner

Josh Kinney, baseball player

Stan Musial, baseball player

Larry Nemmers, NFL referee

Steve Rogers, baseball player

Emily Scott, Olympic speed skater

Horton Smith, professional golfer

Charlie Spoonhour, basketball coach

Springfield Cardinals, minor league baseball organization

Jackie Stiles, basketball player

Payne Stewart, professional golfer

Anthony Tolliver, basketball player

Paul Walker, football player




Assemblies of God

Gibson’s Chapel Presbyterian Church, Springfield

Temple Israel, Springfield

Science and Medicine


Burge Deaconess Hospital, Springfield

CoxHealth, Springfield

Virginia E. Johnson, sexologist

St. John's Hospital, Springfield



Route 66



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