Gaudens, the Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Hampden County Memorial Bridge overlooking the Connecticut River, Court Square Historic District, and Symphony Hall Springfield sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River near its confluence with three rivers: the western Westfield River, the eastern Chicopee River, and the eastern Mill River.
As of the 2010 Census, the city's population was 153,060.
This was also the first year mandated health warnings appeared on cigarette packets and smoking became a no no.
The latest craze in kids toys was the Super Ball and The Skate Board.
Its prosperity waned for the next hundred years but, in 1777, United States Revolutionary War leaders made it a National Armory to store weapons, and in 1795 it began manufacturing muskets. The Springfield Armory attracted generations of skilled laborers to the city, making it the United States' longtime center for precision manufacturing (comparable to a Silicon Valley of the Industrial Revolution).
Springfield also sits on some of the northeastern United States' most fertile soil.Commercial use of this content without the prior expressed written permission of the Social Web is strictly prohibited.Please help by moving some material from it into the body of the article.The city of Springfield itself is home to Springfield College; Western New England University; American International College; and Springfield Technical Community College, among other higher educational institutions. () Even though Brindle ended up as Assistant PD to Bob Pittman, he was saying goodbye to New York on the aircheck from 8/29/77.