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2:3 - De France Park
The January 23, 1897 ice storm blanketed the entire city.  Although not positively identified, this icy wonderland is believed to be the block owned by James M De France and bordered by Jefferson, Mulanix, Pierce & Florence streets.  Known as “De France Park”, it was used as a public park by Kirksville citizens and was the site of Kirksville’s first Chautauqua in 1905.

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