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  • The company that would make Springfield a major industrial center was the Booth-Kelly Lumber Company, which was incorporated in 1896 by Robert and Henry Booth and George and Tom Kelly. In August 1901, the Booth-Kelly Corporation purchased the Springfield sawmill and several thousand acres of timberland in the region. The sawmill was dismantled in 1902 and a larger, more efficient mill with a capacity for greater production was constructed on the same site (Clarke 1983:46).

  • John Kelly began publishing a newspaper called the Nonpareil in 1896. Two years later he sold the paper to J.G. Woods, who changed the name of the publication to the Springfield News. Although ownership changed over the ensuing years, the News is still the principal newspaper in the Springfield area (Graham 1978f).
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