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Drury University began in 1873, and was built on land that was both Indian burial grounds and a Civil War battle area. One ghost here is that of a little girl who lived here before Smith Hall was built. She perished in a fire when she re-entered her burning home for her teddy bear, and her ghost, dressed in pink, has been seen searching for her bear. She is also blamed for opening doors, taking drawers out of dressers, ringing phones that are not hooked up, and playing with students’ teddy bears. There’s also a ghost at Clara Thompson Hall who plays pianos, and another who flickers the lights at Wilhoit Theatre.

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900 N Benton Ave
Springfield, MO 65802
United States

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37.219736, -93.28576900000002
Greene County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Springfield, MO (0.8 mi.)
Brookline, MO (8.4 mi.)
Battlefield, MO (8.6 mi.)
Willard, MO (9.8 mi.)
Strafford, MO (9.9 mi.)
Fremont Hills, MO (10.9 mi.)
Nixa, MO (12.2 mi.)
Lon, MO (12.7 mi.)
Republic, MO (12.7 mi.)
Fair Grove, MO (13.5 mi.)

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