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Here's a photo of Finding Bigfoot co-host, Cliff Barackman at the Sasquatch club meeting at Springfield High School giving a presentation. The thing he's holding in his hand is the cast of a Juvenile Sasquatch footprint.
If the name Springfield High School sounds familiar, it's because it is located in THE town of Springfield -- The city that inspired "The Simpson's" hometown. (Stick with me here, I know I'm stretching this article a bit with the following segway. *smiley face*)
"Simpsons" creator Matt Groening revealed the inspiration for the town where the show takes place in Smithsonian magazine:
In an interview with Smithsonian magazine, Groening said the fictional Springfield that’s home to “The Simpsons” was named after Springfield, Ore.
“The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show ‘Father Knows Best’ took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown,” Groening said. “When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, ‘This will be cool; everyone will think it’s their Springfield.’ And they do.”