Sense of Place

Profiling historical people, places and things throughout the Ozarks. Until recently, Sense of Place had been a long-running series on KSMU. We're re-launching the series in August 2017 to capture unique stories on history throughout our region. Below, see archives of our reports from over the years.

As part of KSMU's ongoing series "A Sense of Place," Jennifer Moore traveled to West Plains, and visited with the fourth-generation owner of a downtown building who says he could never leave there.

The History of Springfield National Cemetery

May 28, 2008

About 15 hundred people attended a ceremony on Memorial Day at Springfield National Cemetery. As part of KSMU’s ongoing local history series “A Sense of Place,” KSMU’s Missy Shelton visited the cemetery to find out what it can teach us about the past.

The history of Springfield National Cemetery is apparent when you first pull up to the narrow black gates at the cemetery’s entrance.

And changing those narrow gates is impossible given that the cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Driving goggles and vintage ball gowns are just some of the items on display at the Springfield Greene County History Museum through mid-May. They’re part of an exhibit called “On the town: What people did for fun in Springfield.” As part of our ongoing local history series Sense of Place, KSMU’s Missy Shelton takes a tour of the exhibit.