“Springfield, Springfield, it’s a hell of a town” was an old song on The Simpsons; I know they were talking about the fictional town, plus not my hometown of Springfield, MO, however I love it all the same. I sing it to myself whenever I see the sign for the neighborhood limits. I feel this is true, plus the longer I live here, the more people I talk to, the more true it becomes! Missouri as a state is one of the most historic areas in the entire nation, plus Springfield is a part of that rich history! After I retire from the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C industry, my idea is to spend a couple of years organizing all the research I have done on Springfield, so I can write a book about it. As a fun piece of trivia, were you aware that as of 2010 there were sixty seven odd populated areas in the United States named Springfield? And yet even with all of those places, Springfield, MO is the richest in history plus cultural significance. I am not saying that the history of Springfield is bright plus cheery, in fact it has a lot of dark periods, however it makes for fascinating research; For the time being this is all just research, because my task installing central Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C systems into current housing construction projects keeps me too busy for anything else, since the population of Springfield keeps growing, there is typically a current complex, building, or subdivision of homes that requires my Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C knowledge. So I do the work now, plus will focus on my book later in life.