Springfield is located in the western part of the state of Oregon, and a city in Lane County that sits on the Willamette River that is in confluence with the Mackenzie River and is also adjacent to Eugene. The area where the present-day Springfield was inhabited and is the territory of Kalapuya Indians, and was then settled Elias and Mary Briggs in 1848 and eventually named the field after the spring near the site where they built their home. The community is primarily based on industrial and lumbering and is a center that produces plywood, ethyl alcohol, plastics, electronic components, and corrugated cardboard, among others. The strategic Willamette River basin is where Springfield sits, which is on the head of a series of dams that were built for flood control.
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