Springfield, Ohio

History and Genealogy

History of the City of Springfield

From The History of Clark County, Ohio
Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1881 - Page 423

By Oscar T. Martin

"Where peered the hut, the palace towers.
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Joy gaily carols where was silence rude,
And cultured thousands throng the solitude."

We are acquainted with no history which approaches to our notion of what a history ought to be; with no history which does not widely depart either on the right hand or the left from the exact line. — Lord Macauley.