Battle of Springfield Civil War Missouri

January 8, 1863

The Second Battle of Springfield was fought during the Civil War.


January 4, 1819

Henry Schoolcraft was exploring the Ozarks and this day was camped at the location of present day Springfield. His glowing description attracted many early settlers to the area.


A Springfield Company Changes How Chocolate Gets Made From Bean to Bar

Askinosie Chocolate’s teammates strive to leave the world a better place than BC (before chocolate), one small, cacao-infused batch at a time.


Your Guide to The Nutcracker & Where to See It

Local productions and traveling shows bring the iconic ballet to appreciative audiences here in Missouri. For professional ballet companies, The Nutcracker is often the most popular show of the season.


Greene County Courthouse

October 17, 1865

A fair was held at the Greene County Courthouse in Springfield to raise funds for the relief of the area’s war orphans.  


September 17, 1858

The first westbound Butterfield Overland stagecoach passed through the key city of Springfield amid a tremendous celebration. Read more about this in Tales From Missouri and the Heartland.


7 Spots For Crazy Delicious Fries

Whether you crave the simplicity of classic, crisply cooked fries or a more elaborate creation, here are several noteworthy places to find new fry favorites around Missouri.


This Springfield Eatery is Serving Up Authentic Latin American Cuisine

At Leslie’s, customers enjoy an abundance of made-to-order Latin American food for lunch or dinner. Tortas, gorditas, and El Salvadoran papusas stuff—ed with meat, cheese, and beans are all on the menu.


May 15, 1913

A large number of federal marshals left Springfield for the wilds of Ripley and Oregon counties to break up some illicit stills. These were said to be the last in Missouri. The press releases, however, got out before the raids and they whole thing.