He chose the area because of the presence of a natural well that flowed into a small stream.He staked his claim by carving his initials in a tree.The men were hanged from the Gottfried Tower, which held a replica of the Statue of Liberty. In the immediate aftermath, two commemorative coins were reportedly issued.
He continues, "If it's none of you Claudia's, and you know even more Claudia's, spread the word please."It was Alley.It is one of the two principal cities of the Springfield-Branson Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 541,991 and includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Webster, Stone and Taney.Springfield's nickname is "Queen City of the Ozarks" and it is known as the "Birthplace of Route 66".It is home to several universities, including Missouri State University, Drury University, and Evangel University.The origin of the city's name is unclear, but the most common view is that it was named for Springfield, Massachusetts.One account holds that James Wilson, who lived in the then unnamed city, offered free whiskey to anyone who would vote for the name Springfield, after his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts."It has been stated that this city got its name from the fact of a spring and field being near by just west of town. When the authorized persons met and adopted the title of the "Future Great" of the Southwest, several of the earliest settlers had handed in their favorite names, among whom was Kindred Rose, who presented the winning name, "Springfield," in honor of his former home town, Springfield, Tennessee." Prior to 1830s, the native Kickapoo, Delaware, and the Osage tribes had settled in the general area.In her tweet, which is going viral with more than 20,000 retweets as of Monday afternoon, she says, "THIS GUY LITERALLY EMAILED EVERY CLAUDIA AT MISSOURI STATE TO FIND ME ON TINDER."Neither Alley nor Moll have responded to messages from the Post-Dispatch. As of 2016, the Census Bureau estimated its population at 167,319.The lynching sparked a mass exodus of African-Americans, who remain a small minority in Springfield.A plaque on the southeast corner of the square serves as reminder. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 82.31 square miles (213.2 square kilometres), of which 81.72 square miles (211.7 square kilometres) is land and 0.59 square miles (1.5 square kilometres) (0.7%) is water.