08 01 2014
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'Simpsons' Creator: Oregon Town Inspired Springfield

Matt Groening tells Smithsonian magazine the idea to recognize his home state came to him as a youth

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- The Springfield that exists in the mind of Matt Groening is a kind of American everything - hick pit stop, rosy-cheeked Rockwellian font of family values, cesspool of corruption, ethnic melting pot, boomtown gone to rust.


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