A Toast To Springfield

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3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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There's a Springfield in Ohio and there's one in Illinois, There's another in Kentucky where the blue grass waves in joy; Even Hoosier Indiana claims a Springfield as her own, While Missouri boasts her Springfield and is waiting to be shown. There's a Springfield in Nebraska, and Wisconsin also counts, While the Springfield, Colorado, rears its head among the mounts, Oregon and South Dakota do not have to seek in vain, Washington on the Pacific has its Springfield; so has Maine. In New Jersey and New Hampshire, in Vermont and Tennessee. Minnesota, West Virginia, there are Springfields three and three Way down south in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, as well, Still we find the name of Springfield, still we feel its mystic spell. But when people mention Springfield, none of these come to mind; There's another better Springfield than the others all combined, Yes, a bigger, grander Springfield which in all ways can surpass The score of other Springfields-Here's a health to Springfield, Mass. This classic group, the finest in America, has made Springfield Famous and attracted thousands of visitors to the city and more "a center of culture." Springfield's Classic Municipal Buildings, erected at an expense of two million dollars, and dedicated December 8, 1913, are Typical of the "City of Progress." They have made Springfield famous, and entertainment which makes Springfield more and more a center of culture. The Administration Building for city offices is on the right. Thru Auditorium on the left has a seating capacity of 4,500, with ample room for exhibition purposes. These buildings are equal in size, having frontage of 115 feet on Court Street, and a depth of 175 feet, height to apex of pediment 75 feet. Material, Indiana limestone. The Campanile, piercing the world's spires. Elevators convey visitors to the landings above the beautiful clock, where Picturesque Springfield and the incomparable Connecticut Valley can be seen at their best. The Municipal Chime of twelve bells cost $10,000, and ring out their sweet tones every quarter hour during the day, and hourly at night. A classic beauty by day, the tower is a beacon by night, its brilliantly lighted apex reminding all beholders that "Springfield is on the map."

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