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Sturbridge and The Pioneer Valley Travel Guide


Springfield, easily accessed from Interstates 90 and 91, is the busy hub of the Pioneer Valley. Known as the birthplace of basketball (the game was devised by Canadian gym instructor James Naismith in 1891 as a last-ditch attempt to keep a group of unruly teenagers occupied in winter), the city has a cluster of fine museums and family attractions.



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