The Simpsons: Springfield Finally Revealed. It's Located in...

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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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Oregon!

So is it newsworthy? You betcha!


People have been pondering this conundrum for 22 years. Where is the REAL Springfield? Is it even REAL? Why Springfield and not say...Denver? Harrisburg? Or Butt-Cheek Iowa even?

Anyways, we can all rest easy now as one of the greatest conspiracies
of the last 2 decades has finally been solved...well revealed actually.

I know I can sleep well tonight...



entertainment.ca.msn.com...

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - The Springfield that exists in the mind of Matt Groening is a kind of American everything — hick pit stop, rosy-cheeked Rockwellian font of family values, cesspool of corruption, ethnic melting pot, boomtown gone to rust.


The real Springfield is a western Oregon town of about 60,000 people. Its quiet Main Street is struggling in the face of a recession while the highway-based chain stores and restaurants survive or thrive. Its median income is just under $40,000 and nearly 20 per cent of people of all ages live under the poverty line.


And it might be of worthy note that early settlers apparantly didn't have much of an imagination when it came to naming their new settlements. How many Springfields did you say?

answers.yahoo.com...

There are 35 states containing a Springfield. A Springfield can be found in 35 different states—at least four in Wisconsin, and no fewer than nine Springfield Townships in Pennsylvania. On the other hand, database studies suggest that there are many more common place-names, including Fairview, Midway and Oak Grove. Accounting for all the place-names in the United States is made difficult by database ambiguities, but the reality seems to be that the popularity of "Springfield" relative to other names is more legend than fact.

This is an incomplete list.

Springfield, Arkansas
Springfield, Colorado
Springfield, Connecticut
Springfield, Florida
Springfield, Jacksonville, Florida
Springfield, Georgia
Springfield, Idaho
Springfield, Illinois (the state capital)
Springfield, Indiana
Springfield, Kentucky
Springfield, Louisiana
Springfield, Maine
Springfield, Maryland
Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield, Michigan
Springfield, Minnesota
Springfield, Missouri
Springfield, Nebraska
Springfield, New Hampshire
Springfield, New Jersey
Springfield, New York
Springfield, North Carolina
Springfield, Ohio
Springfield, Oregon
Springfield, Pennsylvania
Springfield, South Carolina
Springfield, South Dakota
Springfield, Tennessee
Springfield, Texas
Springfield, Vermont
Springfield, Virginia
Springfield, West Virginia
Springfield, Wisconsin
Springfield, Dane County, Wisconsin
Springfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin
Springfield, Marquette County, Wisconsin
Springfield, St. Croix County, Wisconsin
Springfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin
Springfield Crossing, Delaware
Springfield Plantation, Mississippi
Springfield Township, Michigan
Springfield Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan
Springfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan
Springfield Township, Minnesota
Springfield Township, New Jersey
Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey
Springfield Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
Springfield Township, Lucas County, Ohio
Springfield Township, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, York County, Pennsylvania


People have been searching for the Simpson's home for 22 years!

Follow the link to see pics and descriptions of "Springfield locations in the US.

springfield.ftldesign.com...

It's been said (by Bruce Townley, among others) that every state in the USA has a Springfield. This isn't true; 35 states have a Springfield or a close cousin; but the following states are Springfield-deficient: Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota*, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. *North Dakota does have a Springfield Township, but it's mostly an empty spot on the map.




posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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So Salem is Capital City?

.....or Portland?
edit on 11-4-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)


And where is Shelbyville ?
edit on 11-4-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by Germanicus
So Salem is Capital City?

.....or Portland?
edit on 11-4-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)


New York...It's always New York...


Peace



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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Ahhh Yes..... Now I can die a happy man with the feeling of a complete life. I've lived to see the Titanic located and the hometown of the Simpson's confirmed. There is nothing left to wonder about.


Seriously...my Springfield tried our best to lobby and win the competition when the movie came out.. Alas... We weren't Springfield enough for Bart and Co.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Ahhh Yes..... Now I can die a happy man with the feeling of a complete life. I've lived to see the Titanic located and the hometown of the Simpson's confirmed. There is nothing left to wonder about.


Seriously...my Springfield tried our best to lobby and win the competition when the movie came out.. Alas... We weren't Springfield enough for Bart and Co.


Yes,

"Today is a good day to die".
~Crazy Horse~

Nothing left to live for. All has been revealed...



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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thats one down.

so where the hell is Bedrock?
i want to try one of their bronto burgers



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by Germanicus
So Salem is Capital City?

.....or Portland?
edit on 11-4-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)


New York...It's always New York...


Peace


Im not covinced. I remember Homer going to New York. He used the toilet in the Twin Towers.

But in an earlier episode he takes a job as a mascot for the Capital City baseball team.

Capital City and New York seem to be two different places in the Simpson Universe



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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what about shelbyville?



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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Being from Illinois I take offense to this. I grew up in the Simpsons era and I know in their hearts they were thinking of IL when writing the script. Jeesh, Shelbyville was only 30 minutes away, and Salem about an hour away from where I grew up. Why oh why are they lying?



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by Germanicus

Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by Germanicus
So Salem is Capital City?

.....or Portland?
edit on 11-4-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)


New York...It's always New York...


Peace


Im not covinced. I remember Homer going to New York. He used the toilet in the Twin Towers.

But in an earlier episode he takes a job as a mascot for the Capital City baseball team.

Capital City and New York seem to be two different places in the Simpson Universe


Actually I believe that Capital City was supposed to be Atlantic City. But without going looking, I'm not 100%

Peace



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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I can finally say goodnight to ambien!


NOW I can sleep at night!



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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In Behind The Laughter in Season 11 they identified it as Nothern Kentucky however:


The episode refers to the long-running joke of Springfield's unknown and unidentifiable location. The original version of Forbes' line at the end, "The future looks brighter than ever for this Northern Kentucky family," was changed multiple times.[2] Scully said the writers did not want to "pin it down for the fans," and with knowledge that the episode would rerun twice, had Forbes record several alternate locations, which were indeed seen on Fox reruns.[2] Each of the alternate locations, including the unused "small island of Lanai," can be found as an easter egg on the eleventh season DVD set.


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