Springfield, Vermont in 1886
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Once a booming hub of innovators & inventors, time has changed this little town. Machine shops have mostly gone away but their buildings remain and mostly not salvageable anymore.  A good sized group of people are working hard to revitalize the town but it is a long slow process.

We have a lot going for us.  We are an excellent nature destination.  We are set in a valley with the Black River running through the middle of town with a couple of sets of picturesque water falls as it winds its way through town and connects with the Connecticut River at the edge of town.
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Picture found on Springfield Vermont Blog

There where the two rivers connect is a boat landing and a bay where ice fishermen set up their ice fishing cabins in the winters.
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Picture by J. P. Sicard, Inc.

We have a bike path that runs a good portion of the Black River with extensions planned. We have lots of places to hike and to kayak.

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We still have a lot of pristine acreage that is still considered part of Springfield.  You don’t have to drive far to find yourself “out in the country.”

We have a hospital, a grocery store, a fast food joint, several restaurants, 3 pharmacies (2 of which are small and local), two elementary schools (one is K-2 and one is 3-6), a high school, a tech center, and a satellite community college.

We are home to Stellafane, an amateur telescope makers club.  The national convention for amateur telescope makers comes to town once a year.  https://stellafane.org/

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