Put the Springfield Armory on a Quarter

The Springfield Armory National Historic Site is in the running with about a bazillion other subjects to be put on the back of the Massachusetts edition of the next state quarters series. It got Murdoc’s vote.

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  1. Haha, yeah. Doesn’t matter how many votes it gets, that’s NOT going to happen. I’m sort of surprised at the options listed. The Etherdome? Really? The African American Meeting House? As historic as these sites are, the Etherdome is pretty niche, and the AAMH isn’t particularly photogenic (I grew up on that street). It’s just a brick house, there’s really nothing about it that would make it readily identifiable if it were on the back of a coin.

  2. SwissFreek,
    Ditto some others like the Emily Dickinson House or, arguably, Fanueil Hall.

    Even the Springfield Armory, which I voted for, would be hard to get onto a coin, not to mention then having to explain to everybody what the he77 it even is.

    I think the USS Constitution is a viable option though: recognizable, as it couldn’t be anything other than a sailing ship; suitably historical; and within two miles of state leadership.

    The Armory is probably sunk if for no other reason than that state gubmint doesn’t even know, reliably, where Springfield is.

  3. “The Armory is probably sunk if for no other reason than that state gubmint doesn’t even know, reliably, where Springfield is.”

    Isn’t that where the Simpsons live?

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