Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
- Dr. Seuss
As the MobileEast Booth heads out to yet another new destination we wanted to take time to welcome Nina Porzucki and Carl Scott to the road and to share some of our favorite memories of Springfield, Massachusetts! The third largest city in Massachusetts holds the nickname of The City of Firsts, and earns that name because it is considered the first city established in the United States, being the largest metropolitan center on the Connecticut River and in Western Massachusetts.
Some well-known former citizens of Springfield include world jazz musician Taj Mahal, who was raised in Springfield, and Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, who was born here on March 2, 1904. Springfield is also the birth place of basketball and the home of the Basketball Hall of Fame! Downtown on Edwards Street MobileEast found a world class art center comprised of museums that explore fine arts, science, history and that has a sculpture garden paying tribute to Dr. Seuss and his creations. Just a short drive outside the city we found the Montague Bookmill. The mill is a used bookstore housed in an 1842 gristmill, set on the banks of the Sawmill River, a few miles north of Amherst and Northampton. It also houses a cafe and restaurant, all with a gorgeous view of the river below. Montague Bookmill quickly became MobileEast’s home away from home. Other fun excursions included our trip to Schoen Books at the old firehouse in Deerfield and an all too brief visit to the Emily Dickenson Museum in Amherst. With so many other places to go and people to meet we can’t wait to return to Western Mass in November!