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August 23, 2014, 2:47 pm
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'The Simpsons' Springfield not in Illinois Says Show Creator


It turns out we’re not the Springfield of the Simpsons after all. Matt Groening, the creator of the cartoon family, now confirms that the animated hometown is loosely based on Springfield, Oregon, not far from where Groening grew up.

 

Springfield, Illinois has long touted similarities between this real-life Capitol City and the cartoon Springfield. But a national contest tied to the release of the Simpsons movie crowned Springfield, Vermont as the “real” Springfield.

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