Springfield is a historic city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. Springfield is sometimes called “The City of Firsts” for the many innovations invented within its borders, such as the first American dictionary, the first American gas-powered automobile, and the invention of the game of basketball in 1891. Springfield lies on the banks of the Chicopee River. 24 miles to the south of Springfield, lies Hartford – the capital city of Connecticut. The region between these two cities is called the “Knowledge Corridor” because of all the many universities and colleges it is home to including The University of Connecticut, UMass Amherst, the University of Hartford, Wesleyan University, and many more.