The Briggs family first settled the Springfield area, arriving in 1848. The community was incorporated as a city in 1885. The city was named after a natural spring located in a field or prairie within the current city boundaries. Springfield is known in popular culture as the home of authors and artists, and for being the loose inspiration for the city in The Simpsons cartoons.
Springfield in The House of DanielEdit
Springfield was home to the Booth-Kelly Axemen baseball team. When the Wisconsin-based House of Daniel played against the axemen, people from Springfield's neighbor and rival Eugene came to cheer for Daniel against the Axemen.