Springfield’s C-Street: ‘It just reels you in’

Stand at the east end, and you’ll see a chocolate factory next door to a 125-year-old family-owned hardware store, both facing railroad tracks laid more than 150 years ago. At the west end a half-mile away, there’s a craft brewery on one side of the street—and a boxing gym, tattoo shop, vintage boutique, mountain bike service shop, and pub on the other.


March 25, 1934

Springfield golfer Horton Smith wins the first-ever Masters. He pulled through with a one-stroke victory in the four-day tournament.