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Living in the Pioneer Valley

The Pioneer Valley, home to Baystate Medical Center, stretches from the City of Springfield northward to the Vermont state border. The region encompasses a metropolitan area of approximately half a million residents with an additional two hundred thousand living in surrounding villages and farms that lie along the winding Connecticut River.

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Springfield's current weather

Seasonal trend: July is the warmest month and January the coolest.

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Springfield Trivia

The present day Northampton courthouse was the site of Shay’s Rebellion.

Springfield was a key station along the Underground Railroad.

Indian Motorcycle, the United States’ oldest motorcycle brand, was founded in Springfield.

James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 on the campus of Springfield College. The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield bears his name.

William G. Morgan invented volleyball in 1895 in Holyoke.  The Volleyball Hall of Fame is located in the sport’s birthplace.

Famous people who were born in Springfield are Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Kurt Russell, Chloë Sevigny.