The Springfield Gas Company, also known as the Gasworks, was originally located on the banks of the Connecticut River but is long gone. Now Interstate 91 runs over the site. But Ted, as a child, was very aware of its existence. The massive building had four gigantic smoke stacks, and when it was in operation the belching smoke let off a foul odor. The Gasworks was just a few blocks from his grandparents’ bakery, and Ted must have been struck by competing smells of freshly baked bread and sour odors coming from the Gasworks.


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