On May 25, 1892, Springfield became a city in the state of Massachusetts. It is now the largest city on the Connecticut River, the third largest city in Connecticut and the fourth largest in New England. Springfield is also known by its two nicknames, The City of Firsts and The City of Homes. Springfield Massachusetts houses 21 districts and has the third largest school district. With the largest retail concentration, Springfield has a strong economic center.
This city has great historical landmarks and is home of many first that is why it is nicknamed The City of First. In 1770, George Washington selected Springfield to be the site for The National Armory. In 1831, James Naismith invented the very popular and competitive sport of basketball. Springfield, Massachusetts is home of the Basketball Hall of Fame. A very famous children's book writer by the name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known to many as Dr. Seuss was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. The oldest UHF station is still going strong to this day. Springfield is also home to the first and oldest commercially licensed radio station. The American Hockey League resides in Springfield Massachusetts and is also the home of the Springfield Falcons that play at the Mass Mutual Center.
Check the Springfield yellow pages or the Springfield business directory for hours, locations and phone numbers for all of Springfield's finest. The city of Springfield has many spectacular hotels with excellent accommodations for visitors and residents. Springfield offers many family oriented activities including the Forest Park Zoo which is situated on 735 acres and houses many exotic animals, a sure delight for children of all ages. The nightlife in Springfield is full of great entertainment, food and dancing. Relax and unwind at a spa of your choice. Golf is at its greatest when you tee off at one Springfield's many public and private golf courses. Enjoy a performance at the Springfield Civic Center, Symphony Hall, or City Stage. Springfield is always bustling with entertainment, relaxation and family fun. No matter what age you are Springfield has something for its residents and visitors.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan