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The 1960s and 1970s were a time of significant change in the history of Springfield, Illinois, as the city redefined itself through major developments in education, technology, and commerce. This pictorial history allows readers to remember the familiar places of those decades, such as the downtown area, and acquaint themselves with the history of the new institutions that started in this time period. Colorful images, many taken by amateur photographers, document the theme of change in the landscape and culture of Springfield as the city moved into the future.
ISBN: 9781467124232
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 200
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Curtis Mann and Melinda Garvert have collaborated on several publications about the history of Springfield, Illinois. The images used in this book come from donated materials that are housed in the Sangamon Valley Collection (SVC), the local history and genealogy division of Lincoln Library, the public library of Springfield, Illinois. Mann is currently the manager of the SVC and historian for the city of Springfield. Garvert recently retired from the SVC as a librarian.
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