ⓘ Springfield, Vermont


ⓘ Springfield, Vermont

The land currently recognized as Springfield is the traditional land of the Pennacook and Abenaki people.

One of the new Hampshire grants, the town was founded on August 20, 1761, Governor Benning Wentworth and awarded to Gideon Lyman and 61 others. Although I cant understand alluvial flats made it one of the best agricultural towns in the state, black river falls, which drop 110 feet 33.5 m in 1 / 8 mile 201 meters, helped him to develop in the mill. Springfield is located in the center of the precision valley region, home of the Vermont machine tool industry.

In 1888, the Jones and tool company of Lamson machine J& I moved to Springfield from Windsor, Vermont under the successful leadership of James Hartness. Gaining international renown for precision and innovation, J&,I opened a new era of precision manufacturing in the region. Edwin R. fellows co-founded here the fellows gear shaper company in 1896. As knowledge and infrastructure grew to support precision machining, other companies such as the Bryant chucking grinder company and Lovejoy tool created, grew, and provided a significant economic engine. The Springfield telescope makers, the oldest Amateur telescope makers Club in the United States with headquarters in Springfield since its founding in 1920. Club clubs, Stellafane, located on the territory of the Observatory Stellafane held a Convention for the geographically scattered club since 1927. During the Second world war, without the production of machine tools was of such importance to the American military effort that the US government ranked Springfield together with the cone at Windsor as the seventh most important bombing target in the country.

Springfield is also home to the Eureka school, the oldest one-room school in Vermont. Completed in 1790, the building was in continuous use until 1900 and was restored in 1968 aboard the historic places in Vermont. The school house was named for its first teacher, David Searle, who, after a long journey through a new frontier heard a cry of "Eureka!" upon reaching the new settlement of Springfield. The name stuck, and "Eureka" can still be found on the street and business names throughout Springfield.

Several sites in Springfield, including the historic city center was designated as having historical significance according to National register of historic places. Among them are the Hartness house is the original home of the entrepreneur and Governors bridge and the Goulds mill, steel truss bridge.

July 10, 2007, Springfield was chosen to host the premiere of "the Simpsons", which, like the Simpsons TV show, is in a town called Springfield. In the competition, the Fox, Vermont was chosen to host the opening of more than 13 other places across the country under the name of Springfield.

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