Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Springfield and the Simpsons

I think I have the answer to the question of life, the universe...wait.

No, I mean the question of where the Simpson's Springfield is located.

All we had to do was ask Google Maps where it is.

Simpsons contest heats up
Web vote will pick winning Springfield

Published Thursday, June 21, 2007


In search of the true Springfield
The Simpsons live in Springfield. But which Springfield? That's always been unclear. So now, 14 cities named Springfield are competing to be the best "real-life" Springfield and win a special yellow-carpet premiere of The SimpsonsMovie on July 26. The winner will be determined by your votes on in early July.

Simpsons entries are all in
When voting starts is yet to be decided

Published Thursday, June 28, 2007

7-Eleven: Thank you and come again
Some 7-Elevens become Kwik-E-Marts in new promotion
Associated Press
Published July 2, 2007, 7:25 AM CDT

Over the weekend, 7-Eleven Inc. turned a dozen stores into Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional convenience stores of "The Simpsons" fame, in the latest example of marketers making life imitate art.,1,2353553.story

D'Oh! The Simpsons Live HERE!

Nation's Springfields Compete To Be The Site Of Movie Premiere,0,4503807.story

Woo hoo!
We can now view all 14 state of the Simpson's Springfield videos and vote on this issue.


Voting ends on July 9, 2007 at 11:59pm PT.

Update: Find out who won here:

Discussion here

Visit the official website for the Simpson's movie.
Be sure to create your own Simpsonesque avatar.

Share your opinion on the Springfield email list at:

Springfield, Kentucky has a website up promoting their city as the
"real Springfield".

Where Is The Simpsons' Springfield?

Map of the Simpson's Springfield

Springfield (The Simpsons) Wikipedia

The Simpsons Collectibles

HGTV Ultimate Collectors : Episode UTC-208

Exciting activities to do in Illinois this summer
(WGN-TV video report includes Simpson's Springfield mention.)

Recent news articles regarding the Simpson's Springfield

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Feel free to leave a comment below.

More Springfield photos linked below.

1850s Strawberry Party @ Elijah Iles House
Scenes from the Downtown Fireworks
Local Fireworks Displays July 4, 2007
When the Rain comes down..downtown
Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Party Photos
Goodwill organized by clothing size!
Wood sculptures on Dirksen Parkway
APL Animal Protective League / Butterflies
Cross country bicyclist pedals to Springfield and beyond

Friends of Lincoln Library Book sale / TV 20 news
Lincoln Library ready for book sale
Wood docks at Lake Springfield Marina
Chasing Rainbows / Lake Springfield sunset
I-72 Recreation Drive interchange construction
East Lake Drive bicycle and walking path

Leo's Italian Pizzeria

Old Capitol Art Fair 2007 photos
Uncle Chuck's Greenhouse
Edwin Watts Southwind Park Update May 20, 2007

Fire at former Branch Facility on Recreation Drive...
Westbound I-72 traffic / construction zone
Another alternative energy car !
Name that Springfield location...part 2
Suttill's Gardens
Habitat for Humanity store

Name that farm equipment
Monical's Pizza near Meijers
Sugar Angel
Baskin Robbins 31 cent scoop night!
Future home of the Holy Land Diner ?
2003 Cingular High Dive Show at Illinois State Fair...
Humphrey's Market - the flowers are in !!!

Sushi Beautiful Sushi
The dog water fountains at Washington Park
Springfield Clinic Building Project tree removal
The Apple Barn is OPEN !!!!
Lincoln Library renovations
Cute puppies
Name that restaurant...part 15
Pizza Machine

Scenes from various local parks this weekend...
Greater Springfield Home and Builders Show
Super Home Expo Building and Remodeling show photo...
llinois Products Expo photos
As the deer...
Old Capitol Plaza
Wendy's Chicken Chainsaw Toddy

Smoker's lungs
Lincoln Land catcher signed by Seattle Mariners
The Cub's Ryan O'Malley and Ron Santo visit
Ryan O'Malley with the Chicago Cubs
Former Cardinal and Cubs pitcher Lee Smith
Chatham's cow chip throwing contest 2006
Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Dinner at Little Saigon
Springfield Dog Park
EMI Manufacturing Jacksonville Illinois
Illinois State Fair photos
Powerlight Fest photos
My first Illinois State Fair Parade (see photos!)
My trip to Decatur

Springfield, Illinois email list

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