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Springfield is the third and current capital of the U.S. state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County with a population of 116,250, making it the sixth most populated city in the state. Present-day Springfield was founded in the late 1810s, around the time Illinois became a state. The most famous past resident is Abraham Lincoln, who lived in Springfield from 1837 until 1861, when he left for Washington, DC to become the 16th President of the United States.

Springfield in A Different Flesh[]

Springfield, FCA, was a town which owed its existence to the railroad. It was an important stop between Cairo and Carthage.

It was in Springfield in 1782 that hairy elephant-driver Prem Chand challenged Richard Trevithick's Iron Elephant to a race to Carthage. However, the race was interrupted when the Iron Elephant was attacked by wild sims.[1]

In 1988, sim justice activists Ken Dixon and Melody Porter took the "liberated" medical testing sim Matt to Springfield, where he stayed for a brief time, before health problems required his return to the Terminus DRC.[2]

Springfield in The Guns of the South[]

Abraham Lincoln retired to Springfield after losing his bid for re-election in 1864.[3]


  1. "The Iron Elephant", generally.
  2. "Freedom," generally.
  3. The Guns of the South, p. 311, 458.