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Young Ted Geisel
Young Ted outside his family home. Photo from the collection of Peggy and Ted Owens.

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. At the time, his family lived on Howard Street in Springfield’s South End. The family soon moved to Fairfield Street. The Geisel home was not far from Mulberry Street, the subject of his first children’s book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, published in 1937.

Mulberry Street book coverThe Geisel home was not far from Mulberry Street, the subject of his first children’s book. “Dr. Seuss property TM & (c) 2015 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved”

Ted’s pen name was based on his German middle name.

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