Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fact of the Day: Springfield

The capital of Illinois, Springfield was originally known as Calhoun after Vice President John C. Calhoun. It changed to Springfield after a city of the same name in Massachusetts. At the time, that Springfield was one of the most admired and best cities to live in.

16 comments:

  1. Coolness. At least he can say he had a city names after him for a while!

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  2. I guess it isn't admired anymore

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  3. I like the sound of Springfield better. :) He does look like a stern man.

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  4. Interesting, we have a Springfield near us also.

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  5. nice to meet you!
    Un abbraccio,
    Eva e Valentina the anarCHIC

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  6. Adam,
    A good historical tid-bit. I like those. Calhoun was a sour-puss looking old gent...... I just looked at your profile picture and so very unlike you who is a handsome young man. Go with it and high-five. Ha

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  7. We have a Springfield here in Oregon. I wonder how many cities in the US are named Springfield.

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  8. There are so many Springfields all over the US, aren't there?

    -Kati

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