Springfield: Volume I (Images of America (Arcadia by Ginger Cruickshank

By Ginger Cruickshank

located on the crossroads of latest England, Springfield, Massachusetts, was once based in 1636 by means of twelve households led by means of William Pynchon, who named the cost after his birthplace in England. This booklet, the 1st of a two-volume set, is a suite of many never-before-seen photos that inform the tale of this city’s historical past. Springfield is a urban of “firsts.” the 1st winning gasoline-powered
engine used to be equipped through the Duryea brothers right here; the 1st U.S. musket used to be made on the Springfield Armory; and in 1891, resident Dr. James Naismith invented the sport of basketball. The city’s ties to the U.S. army are illustrated the following, as are its many non secular and ethnic groups. inside those pages, we will see photographs of a really assorted Springfield, together with structures a lot replaced or long past, and other people remembered now in relatives albums.

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