THE BIRTH OF SPRINGFIELD — MAY 16, 1636

By David M. Powers The original pioneers in Springfield took a weekend in mid-May, 1636, to frame the shape of their settlement. In typical Puritan fashion they entered a covenant together, a written agreement to create a new community. Their basic constitution, composed on Saturday, May 14, listed thirteen “articles and orders.” The initial article … Continue reading THE BIRTH OF SPRINGFIELD — MAY 16, 1636