Springfield Vermont Garage and Yard SalesSaturday and Sunday- June 1st and June 2nd ONLY:  8AM-3PM – No Early Birds Please!

Lots of Kitchen Items
Metal Twin Bed Frame (blue)
Bar Chairs (4 matching) with home-made wooden lighted bar (optional)
Bar “drinking” games
Books, DVDs, CD’s (mostly from ’90’s)
Dining Room Table
Clothes (men, women, child- girl)
MISC Sport items (children’s items- bats, gloves, cleats, shin pads- all in great shape)
Children’s Toys
Blue cloth foot rest
…plus many more items

Homemade Baked Goods will also be available for purchase to include: Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, Double Fudge Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cake Pops, Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies, and more… bottled water will also be available for purchase.

Sorry- no public bathroom!

Spencer Hollow Road, right off Skitchewaug Trail– Look for the sign’s- will be hard to miss.

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The Army Corps of Engineers built the Springfield flood control dam between 1957–60.  The dam holds back waters to protect the downstream towns of North Springfield and Springfield from floods.  The dam certainly did it’s job during hurricane Irene as towns surrounding Springfield were flooded, but Springfield was not.

Flooding used to be a common occurrence on the Black River.  The flood of 1927 released thousands of gallons of water into the Black River, destroying homes and businesses and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.  More details about the Black River and it’s history.

The water level at the Springfield Vermont dam is going down.  The photo below shows the level one day after hurricane Irene and again, five days after the hurricane.


The Comtu Falls in Springfield Vermont was raging Sunday afternoon after the leading bands of hurricane Irene passed through. The water was moving so fast and furious that it was dizzying to look down.

Springfield was quite fortunate. While many of the other towns in southern Vermont were flooded, Springfield was not. In at least one town in Vermont, rescue workers went door-to-door telling people to evacuate.

Although this video shows the rage and fury of the rushing waters, Springfield residents are relieved the river didn’t rise to street level.

(NOTE: The other Springfield, VT Hurricane Irene video posted, which, at the moment, is 21 seconds long and titled “Hurricane Irene Springfield VT Massive Swollen Raging Rivers” is a direct theft of a portion of the end of this video.)

If you’d like to see what the upper portion of the falls looked like four days prior to hurricane Irene, check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnIB-riZIcQ

August 26, 2011 –  After various debacles and delays, with residents returning on multiple days to watch, it finally happened.  First thing in the morning the cables were hooked up to the old bridge and in about ten minutes it had been lifted out.  Not too long after, the new bridge was set it it’s place and the new footbridge at the old Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield Vermont is now in place.

….and the old bridge waits to be broken down and hauled away.

August 17, 2011 – The nearly 100 year old footbridge at the old Fellows Gear Shaper building in Springfield Vermont was supposed to be removed today and a shiny new bridge put in it’s place.  Unfortunately, things didn’t go exactly as planned.  Spectators watched for hours while the new bridge was moved from the parking lot into the street and the cables hooked up to the old bridge to lift it out.

When it finally came time to lift the old bridge out, it just wouldn’t budge.  It was discovered there were some additional rods securing the old bridge into place that needed to be cut.  However, that wasn’t the end of the problems.  The crane still couldn’t lift the old bridge.  It turns out that whomever on the project was responsible for estimating the weight of the old bridge was off by 10,000 pounds! Consequently, the crane brought in to lift the old bridge was too small.


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