Springwood is a YouTube series and map project created and maintained by two dollars twenty set in the summer of 1987. Even though the YouTube series was announced on January 11, 2017, and began on January 12, 2017, the city already had already been six months in the making. Springwood is heavily inspired by Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY, although the New York inspiration was progressively abandoned through the episodes.
- 1 Map
- 2 History
- 2.1 Pre-colonial period
- 2.2 Danish Jutlander Settlement 1100-1771 and home of Thy Lady's Church
- 2.3 Spanish period, 1771 to 1810
- 2.4 Mexican War for Independence, 1810 to 1821
- 2.5 Mexican period, 1821 to 1850
- 2.6 American Pre-WW2 period, 1847 to 1940
- 2.7 American Post-WW2 period, 1947 to Present (July 1987)
- 3 Geography
- 4 Infrastructure
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Economy
- 7 Culture & Sports
- 8 Politics
- 9 Crime
- 10 Education
The Springwood coastal area was settled by the Bongva, Tuaneño, and the Chupña tribe. The north area of Springwood was settled by the Chupña tribe who were the only tribe to be settled north of the Springwood bay which was called "Ohiyo" at the time, settlement in the east area is sometimes recognised as Veneno de Roble, meaning "poison oak place" in Spanish and was settled by the Tuaneño tribe, lastly the South-west area was settled by the Bongva tribe the area was also named "Geneseo" (Gen-nis-he-yo ) which means "beautiful valley". Each tribe had one main village that was located in the Springwood area other than the Bongva who had two, Ashtabula was the village located in what is now Palmdale and was settled by the Bognva people, the name means 'always enough (fish) to go around, to be given away', they also had the village Mantiowoc which was located in the Everton area. Taloga was a village that was located on the land that is now the Springwood International Airport which was one of the Chupña main village. Lastly the Tuaneño had the village of Tuaneño which was named after the tribe, the village was settled just north-east of Lyle across the east canal (district will be made in the future).
Danish Jutlander Settlement 1100-1771 and home of Thy Lady's Church
Danish Vikings had been traveling to North America since 700 and a small community started building in Greenland that were Betholit merchants. By the 850s a group of violent Vikings was taking over the areas where the "honorable" Vikings were trading and some of the merchants joined the "gang" but many wanted to live a more peaceful life. This peaceful group (the Jutlanders) traveled with their ships to flee the new violent gang and what is now New Foundland. The hostile Vikings followed them since the Jutlanders had fled with their merchandise (such as furs) and they also saw the resources in the area and wanted it for themselves. The Jutlanders had to move inland to avoid the Viking gang. The Vikings mostly kept around the coasts where they had access to their boats so the Jutlanders became nomadic on the inland. They managed to survive the first few winters due to their furs but noticed that the harsh weather was not going to be survivable for much longer. The group had by then grown both by converting Vikings but also after having sought shelter with a group of First Nation natives where a group of the natives (mainly women but also a few men) decided to join the Jutlanders. By this time, the group had started having children and small families grew. This was another reason they were seeking a more habitable area. The group continued keeping with their Betholit traditions and continued to educate and appoint a Bishop within the group. During the next 50 years the group travelled south by -what is now- the Hudson Bay until in the 950s they had a small, semi permanent settlement at the southmost point. They lived there for about 25 years until one day they saw a ship approaching the bay. The ship never docked but the now elder memebers that had heard from their parents about the actions of the Vikings that were persecuting them before decided that it was time once again to move away from the ocean. The group had continued to build boats and travelled down rivers towards Lake Superior. The group lived in the area of these large lakes until the 11th century when they got into conflict with a local Native American tribe. The still fairly nomadic Jutlanders continued travelling by rivers and lakes, often being unwelcome in Native American tribes due to them being outsiders. From time to time they found shelter with the natives and continued to grow families but there was a high mortality rate among the Jutlanders due to the harsh living conditions of the time. By the 12th century they had ended up in Canifrina where they created semi permanent settlements. Their first permanent settlement was by the coast of what now is modern Springwood. The Jutlanders had made a peace agreement with the Tuaneño Native American Tribes in the area. They established their own area, New Jutland, to the South-East of the river. New Jutland became a city that traded with Natives. A small British expidition settled in the area in the early 1700s and brought Jobian beliefs to the area.
Wars were fought on the land of New Jutland, when the Jutlanders started building on the Bongva territory, but the citizens fought back with force and usually won with minimal casualties. These wars were fought against certain Chupña and Bongva Native Americans who didn't want the Jutlanders to try and settle on the Bongva land. Thy Lady's Church was destroyed in one of the wars and due to fires and wars nothing of this early settlement survived into the 19th century. The Springwood Religious Organization is now trying to restore the church to its former glory.
Much of the history of the Jutlanders were not known among the westerners until very recently since the Jutlanders were mainly gone by the time the Spanish settlers arrived but stories and surving members of the Jutlanders continued among the Native Americans in the area. A surviving remnant of the Jutlanders in the Springwood Poppy that originates in seeds that arrived with the Jutlanders.
Luis Carballal, a Spanish-born explorer, claimed the area of southwestern America for the Spanish Empire in 1542 while on a hobby exploration trail moving north along the Pacific coast from earlier colonizing bases of New Spain in Central and South America. The Cimoligist missionary Víctor Pareja reached the present site of Springwood on January 11, 1769.
Spanish period, 1771 to 1810
In 1771, Cimoligist missionary Víctor Pareja ordered the building of the Mission Víctor Pareja, the first mission in the area. On 8th of August 1781, a group of forty-two settlers from New Spain known as "Springo-Madera" settled by the banks of the bay and there, they founded Springo del Madera. The group first arrived at Springo del Madera bay after 4 months of arduous journeying through deserts and mountains, until they finally arrived in a more temperate climate.
Mexican War for Independence, 1810 to 1821
During the Mexican War for Independence, the small settlement of Springo-Madera was occupied by local revolutionary Pablo Gonzáles. At that time, there were a lot of mexican groups of revolutionary in the area. In 1811 one of these groups led by young Mexican Captain Paoblo Gonzálex, arrived in front of Springo-Madera. Gonzáles saw all the wealth of the Mission, and decided to besiege it, to cheer up his troops by giving them some rest. All inhabitants of the area took refuge in the strengthened enclosure, erected in 1776 by the first Spanish settlers. For two weeks, they maintained the blockade. But there were no Spanish soldiers inside the Mission, only women, children and old men; because most of the plantations were outside of the enclosure, Mexican soldiers had no food problems, while the inhabitants inside the enclousure suffered severely of the hunger. They were finally forced to surrender on 27th May of 1811. By 1813, a small contingent of Spanish ships blockaded and sieged the town. Pablo Gonzáles refused to surrender and readied the missionary for an assault. However, no landing force came as bad weather forced the Spanish Fleet to retreat. The Springwood Blockade memorial commemorates this event.
Mexican period, 1821 to 1850
New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, and Springo del Madera continued as part of Mexico.
American Pre-WW2 period, 1847 to 1940
Mexican rule ended during the Mexican–American War, now the Americans were at the rule. After Thomas Harrison discovered gold near Springo del Madera in 1848, it quickly became a heart for forty-niners to reside after a long day of gold mining. The more English-speaking people came, the more people began calling Springo del Madera Springwood.
By 1850, most of the easily accessible gold had been collected, so one of the members of the city council, Daniel James Pate decided to use Springwood's natural harbour to turn Springwood into a thriving port, in order to keep the city prosperous. Springwood soon became the most important port on the West Coast, bringing trade from Indonesia, China and India. The city began to exponentially grow, attracting thousands of more people. The first dockyard constructed was named the 'Daniel J Pate Dockyard' after him.
By 1860, the city had grown to a population of nearly 4,500. During the U.S Civil War, the 88th Springwood Infantry Regiment saw limited engagement in the American West; mostly providing security for the workers building the South-Western extension of the Transcontinental Railroad into Springwood. The regiment still is in service today.
In 1880, Canifrina was recognised fully as a U.S state, and Springwood became its capital.
By 1900, the city had grown to approximately 80,000 inhabitants. As more infrastructure was built, tourists began to arrive to relax on the beaches and breathe in the fresh sea air. This kick started the city's tourism boom and rise as a major centre of entertainment.
In 1902 the Great Springwood Fire devastated the area that now goes under the name Old Town and most of central Springwood burned to the ground.
By the late 1930's Springwood entered the Golden Age of Film. Movies, Broadway Shows, and other performing arts were high at this time and a lot of the money generated by the industry kept the city insulated from much of the economic loss suffered by the rest of the country during the Great Depression.
American Post-WW2 period, 1947 to Present (July 1987)
The original site of the Springwood International Airport used to be the main US Naval Aviation training division from 1938 to 1946 when Misty Field it was developed into a civilian airport.
In 1942, the city became the temporary new home of the U.S Pacific Fleet after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Some ships, such as patrol boats and frigates are still based in the Navy Base, but the main fleet was moved to San Frengo in June 1945.
In the 1960s, the city became a centre of the 'hippie' movement as well as many women right movements, alongside San Frengo. The birth of the city's counterculture began at this point.
In the late 1960s, the city had just started to make a rapid growth in the population with people moving from Portland, Seattle, San Frengo, and Phoenix to be a part of the trend that was going on then.
During the 1970s, Springwood was a rising financial hub for the west coast, with new banks locating to the city and bringing the Iconic skyscrapers of the downtown with them. The city is still a major financial centre, and the industry is a massive part of the city's economy as of the present.
In 1979, three records were broken. Highest temperature ever recorded in Springwood, lowest traffic flow ever and the lowest number of visitors ever. The American Independence Day wasn't celebrated in Springwood. Citizens lived in darkness, with low water supplies. All of this was caused by the Hot 79's.
So far in the 1980s, Springwood has continued to grow and prosper, and the future seems bright.
The city of Springwood is part of the larger Springwood County, sitting in the Springwood Valley. It is situated on the west coast of the USA in the State of Canifrina. The city San Frengo is to the south on US Route 70 and San Fenidad is to the north also on the US Route 70 which had major expansion in 1985.
- Airoton — Mostly urban district, found directly southwest of Old Town.
- Aviation — Located to the southeast of Springwood International Airport, Aviation is well-reached via the AirTrain network.
- Cape Spring — An uninhabited area that is popular amongst locals as a urban get-away. The Cape is the only place where the Springwood Poppy grows.
- Crompton — An old crime ridden suburb in the middle of the city with rich history.
- Danbury — A new booming district based on Inglewood and Westchester.
- Docks — The main connection to the world for the city.
- Downtown — The epicenter of Springwood finance, full of towers.
- Evergreen — A high-wealth area with winding roads, based loosely on Beverly Hills.
- Everton — Mostly undeveloped, it has high taxes.
- Springwood Hills — Affluent suburb dominated by the infamous Springwood Sign.
- Kensington — South of Downtown, Kensington is home to the Markyguin Aquarium.
- Lyle — Affluent residential area.
- Mayfield — Poor residential and industrial area.
- Middleton — A wealthy and very luxurious area with many shops and cafes.
- Mount Bunda — A mountain area that is the location of the Mt. Bunda Observatory.
- Old Town — An older district within urban Springwood.
- Palmdale — A beachfront area loosely based on Coney Island.
- Prado Amapola — Mostly a residential area, name means Poppy Meadow which is relation to Cape Spring.
- Rahman Village — A newer suburb south of the 8 Freeway on the foothills of the Springwood Mountains with its clean streets, red roofs and neighborhood designs. Some parts of this district has housing complexes some are dirty and some are clean.
- Riverbridge — Formally called New Buenos Aires, immigrants came from Buenos Aires, Argentina to escape from WWII.
- Riverside — A suburban area close to Palmdale.
- Santa Clara — A beach front district full of resorts and known for the Santa Clara Beach.
- Stanford — A large industrial/fishing area with a fish market and container harbor.
- Surfwood - A now abandoned formerly affulent suburb.
- Thursley - A suburb located north of Danbury near the Westhaven Mountains. The small suburb dosent have much going on other than Interstate 408 and residential and shops.
|16R Club||Popular club based in formerly abandoned mansion||Surfwood|
|Springwood City Hall||Main administrative center for Springwood||Downtown|
|Springwood International Airport||Springwood International Airport (SWX) is the primary and only airport serving Springwood, operated by the Springwood Air Authorities (SAA), it serves to countries in all continents except for Antartica (North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia) as well as serving domestic flights to major United States cities.||North-west of the city|
|Springwood Sign||An iconic sign bearing the city's name located on Mount Springwood.||Mount Springwood just above Springwood Hills|
|Springwood Entertainment Centre||Built in 1974, it is currently home to the Springwood Monarchs of the NHL. It hosts concerts and conventions during the offseason and is also used by Springwood University.||Downtown|
|Springwood University||Largest university in Springwood County||Between Kensington, Crompton, and downtown.|
|Vesta Tower||An office building in downtown Springwood, hosting offices for many Caninfrina-based companies.||Downtown|
|Baylen Tower||Tallest building in Springwood. It has an observation deck on the 47th floor (180m or 500 feet) offering panoramic views of Springwood.||Downtown|
|Warren Building||An office building in Downtown, it is the third-tallest building in Springwood. It is mostly occupied by Nerdrosoft Studios's West Division Headquarters.||Downtown|
|Los Australianus Wind Farm||Los Australianus Wind Farm is a main power source for the Springwood Metropolitan Area.||North-east of the city.|
|Church of Cimology||Church of Cimology provides a safe space for believers of the religion. It is also the main gathering area and headquarters of the local chapter of the Guardians of the Old Church of Cimology (GOCC).||Everton|
|Santa Brundle Boardwalk||A popular boardwalk spanning the east side of Palmdale.||Palmdale|
|Tivoli Beach||Tivoli Beach is a fun place to spend a day at, and it has a terrific view of downtown Springwood. I's standing where a commercial park used to be.||Palmdale alongside the Santa Brundle Boardwalk.|
|Poppy Mountain||A small mountain habitat known for beautiful nature and the rare Springwood Poppy||Cape Spring|
|Evergreen Theatre||Evergreen Theatre is a place where huge concerts, musicals, and events happen.||Evergreen|
|Volcanion Oil Export||Is a large Oil production company situated in Springwood Valley||Northwest of Downtown, east from Danbury|
|Santa Clara Beach||A famous surfing beach which host many surfing competitions and hosts the Eureka Festival.||Santa Clara|
|Stanford Bridge||A once record-breaking suspension bridge spanning across Springwood Bay||Riverside|
|Markyguin Aquarium||Markyguin Aquarium is a notable landmark where sea creatures are put on display.||Lyle|
|Gran Cruz Hotel||An expensive hotel chain exclusive to Canifrina||Middleton|
|Mt. Bunda Observatory||Mt. Bunda Observatory is a great sight-seeing landmark on Mt. Bunda. It takes up 3,015 acres of land and was opened in 1925.||Mount Bunda|
Rivers and Waterways
|Rivers and Canals||Description||When Formed or Constructed|
|Springwood Bay||The main bay that splits the 'North Side' and the 'South Side'||Pliocene, submerged during Pleistocene (110 mya)|
|Upper Springwood Bay||The inland section of the bay||Submerged during Holocene (40 mya)|
|Cape Spring Bay||The bay area beneath the Springwood Water Treatment Facility|
|Springwood River||The main river that runs into Springwood Bay||At least 120 mya|
|Palmdale River||River dividing Palmdale and Riverside||30 mya|
|Sandusty Canal||Splits Stanford and Mayfield originally the Sanndusti creek||1960-1962|
|Wilson Canal||Spits the North-Western peninsula from the rest of the North shore||1894-1899|
|Misty Field Canal||Splits Danbury and Springwood International Airport from the North shore at the Wilson Canal||1940-1943|
|East Canal||A canal built to carry water from the Springwood Dam to Springwood Bay||1960-1961|
|Lake Springwood||An artificial reservoir made as a direct result of the Springwood dam||1961-1963|
|Springwood Bay||The body of water that separates Springwood and the northern surrounding areas||230 mya|
Springwood County is served by an extensive network of freeways and highways.
- US Route
- US Route
Some well-known streets and avenues are:
- Magnus Avenue
- Limespring Avenue
- Paul Street
- Crompton Main Street
- Burnside Boulevard
- Sunrise Boulevard
The first railroad to be built to Springwood was the Transcontinental Railroad in the 1870s. Originally controlled by the Springwood and Eastern Railroad, it was later brought under the control of the Springwood Lines Railroad. It's main competitor, the Arrowhead and Western Railroad, later built a different mainline into the city, and was the first to serve the rapidly growing port. Both of the these railroads had their own, separate train stations, but they were combined in 1936 into one train station, Springwood Union Station, with other railroads also being part of the station (the Coast Range and Cedar Valley Northern Railroads). After WWII, the railroads suffered from declining revenues, with smaller railroads in the area merging into the ones mentioned above. When Citylink was formed, the station and all services were transferred into the new organization. Besides the rail service provided by Citylink, three lines of the Springwood Metro stop at the station in downtown, which is where M1 and M3 connect. The city is also central to the commuter rail system G-Link, which links Springwood to all neighboring counties as well as many suburbs.
Starting in the early 1920's freight rails began connecting the industrial districts of the city to the port and other export areas. During WWII the whole network grew to support the massive expansion of industry in the city. The city put over 6.7 Million dollars into the rail network during the war, the expansion was over seen by Sir Ian Bullock, the same man who had laid out most of London's metro system in the 1930s. Over the next few decades, as the industry slowly started to move away the freight rail began to be replaced. By the 1970's the freight network was a fraction of the size during the war. Although still used, many of the tracks are in neglect.
The Springwood Department of Transportation is the governmental ministry responsible for transportation in Springwood County. The body delegated with the responsibility of public transport in the region is the Springwood County Transit Authority (SCoTA), which currently operates systems like the Springwood Metro and shares the responsibility for the Springwood International Airport AirTrain with the Springwood Air Authorities. The SCoTA also operates Baylink, a government-run bus network as well as various Jitney bus service companies that mainly specialise in service from SWX Parking to Downtown Springwood and Palmdale.
The Springwood Bay Ferry Company ran one of the main ferry routes from the South Side to the North Side until the Stanford Bridge was constructed, which forced the closure of the already struggling company in 1941.
Between 2006 and 2010, a new private firm, Smith's Transport Operated a inter-city route to Montana, Marble Mountain. Due to increased pressure to join the SCoTA, Services to Marble Mountain were pulled by the firm. In 2013, the Springwood depot was sold and the fleet were transferred to the Marble Mountain Depot.
75% of the electrical usage within Springwood is sourced from the Los Australianus Wind Farm and the Springwood Coal Power Plant. Furthermore, power generation is also sourced from wind, hydroelectric, coal, and nuclear plants within the west coast.
At the 1986 census, the population of Springwood was 3,685,676, up from 3,453,856 at the 1981 census and 3,222,036 at the 1976 census. As of September 2019, the population is now at 4,122,875. The 1986 census showed American Indian people made up 1.6% of Springwood's population, while 32.1% of the population were born overseas. The largest group of people born overseas came from the Mexico (6.2%) and then South Korea (3.9%). Significant numbers of immigrants have also come from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Cuba, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Peru and Scotland. Most locals only speak English at home (72.7%); other languages spoken at home include Spanish, Korean, Mandarin and Hindi. The growth rate of Springwood is higher than average at 7.9% per year.
|Black or African American||10.3%||13.2%||6.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino||35.0%||12.9%||2.2%|
Springwood's economy is driven by entertainment, international trade, technology and natural gases. It is stated by Wall Street Journal as having the 16th most competitive financial centres in the world and the 4th largest in the United States. Springwood is classified as an Alpha-Class city by Loughborough University, UK, and the Springwood Docks are the most significant port on the US West Coast.
One of Springwood's largest companies is the automotive giant Acciari. They are based to the north east of the Downtown with factories around the globe. World famous for its luxury sports cars the firm have successful and strong ties with motorsport, competing currently in the 1987 Formula 1 World Championship and the World Sportscar Championship. They also run several schemes to help surrounding communities find employment, for example the Lewis Bell Mission named after the companies former head engineer, which helps to give the people of Crompton an job opportunities.
Culture & Sports
Springwood is sometimes recognised as one of "the most Cultured Cities in the World", due to the diverse range of Art, Music and Sport surrounding the city. This has been shown throughout history with Springwood sporting teams joining many major leagues across the country as well as Springwood's Golden Age for film which was mostly active between the 1930's-1960's, which gave birth to many major actors and actress', as well as classic hit films.
Film and Performing Arts
Springwood, is one of the leaders in motion picture productions in the world, with it being home to some of the biggest Studios and Broadway Shows. The city has many studios surrounding the Springwood area including the Springwood Studios, Pyramid Studios and [name]. Inside the district of Springwood Hills contains many of Springwood's best Theatres and Broadway shows. Springwood gave birth to some of the most famous actors and actress' during its golden age, including Sylvia Winslow, Kharlie Kaplam
The Evergreen Theatre is an iconic amphitheater theatre first built in 1920, located in the neighbourhood of Evergreen. The theatre is used for many broadway shows, music performances and award shows.
Actors and Actresses Born In Springwood
|Actor/Actress||Description||Years Active||Notable Films|
|Kharlie Kaplam||One of the first Actors to join Springwood Studio's when first founded.||1915-1967||The Great Victor, Present Times|
|Catherine Cavendish||Former actress||1954-1965|
|Sylvia Winslow||One of the most influential actress' and models of the Golden Age of film.||1957-1975||Only in the Wood, Gentlemen's Business|
|Chet Raymon||Influential comedian and comedic actor.||1971-1986||The Revenge of Your Laundry, Parked Inside You|
|Emily Sinclaire||The only Oscar winning acctress from Springwood.||1972-1987||Crystals, The Blue Mist|
Other Notable People Born in Springwood
|William Cassius Montgomery||Boxer||1956-||World Heavyweight Champion|
|Patrick Hoexter||Business Tycoon, Billionaire||1933-1985||Founded Hoexter Bank|
|Justin Carlson||Civil Engineer, Candidate||1931-1985||Created many famous buildings in Springwood|
|Eddy Danbury||Airport worker||1928-1986||Helped the first ever plane land in SIA after landing gear broke|
|Janny Ganders||Electronics Engineer||1936-||Founded AND Semiconductors|
|Patty Flaps||10th Governor of Canifrina (1955-1963)||1891-1974||Former Governor of Canifrina (1955-1963), Former State Representative from Evergreen (1945-1951), Former State Senator (1951-1955), lived to the age of 83|
|James Fishwick||Shop Assistant||1853-1948||Oldest surviving grave in the Springwood Cemetery|
|Byron Lee||World Champion Racing driver||1928-||3 time World Champion, twice with Springwood team, Acciari|
|Yvonne Hoskins||14th Governor of Canifrina (1979-)||1932-||Current Governor of Canifrina, former State Representative from Evergreen (1970-1979)|
Springwood has a wide range of sporting and activities on offer including Cricket, American Football, Baseball, Ice Hokey, Basketball, Football/Soccer, Swimming, Surfing, Cycling and Running. The city has many sporting stadiums and fields as well as many walking/cycling tracks and lastly many great swimming and surfing spots.
Famous Sporting Teams In Springwood
|Aquatics||Springwood Wildcats||Aquatics Centre|
|Cricket||Canifrina Cricket Association||Mad Dogs Park|
|Springwood Spartans||CCA Stadium|
|American Football||Springwood Incursors||Discharge Center|
|Mayfield Rockets||6th May Field|
|Baseball||Springwood Prospectors||Thomas Harrison Stadium|
|Ice Hockey||Springwood Monarchs||Springwood Convention Centre|
|Basketball||Springwood Boomerangs||Springwood Convention Centre|
|Lyle Thistles||BigBite Arena|
|Association Football||Springwood Rangers FC||Chirpibank Stadium|
|Palmdale Coasters FC||Transcon Arena|
|New Buenos Aires FC "Red Devils"||Libertad Stadium|
|Galaxy FC||Palmdale Park|
|Aussie Rules Football||Middleton Gulls||Palmdale Park|
Sporting Events In Springwood
Springwood has or always holds many sporting events this includes the Santa Clara Pro Surfing,
Motorsport in Springwood
Pamdale International Circuit is a former car racing track in Palmdale that is now used for bike races and marathons. The Evergreen TT was an event ran from 1934 to 1968 inviting local manufacturers to race on the streets of the Evergreen area, however after a horrific accident involving German driver, Arnold Fischer killing 7 spectators.
Springwood has a high population of music culture throughout the city with many record labels being founded in Springwood including Eureka Records, Saturn Records, West Coast Music Group and Bop, encourages the hype of music throughout the city. Springwood is also home to many music award shows including  and is home to many music festivals like Eureka Festival which is held every summer in Santa Clara.
Many artist have moved to Springwood to get further in their careers, while some were born in the city or the surrounding area's, these include:
Artists Born In Springwood
|Artist/Band||Description||Main Genre||Notable Songs|
|Expedition||A young band who came into fame in 1981 yet remained relevant||Soft Rock/ Rock||Don't Stop Trusting, Any Way He Needs It|
|Arms N' Tulips||A fairly new band who started their career of with a bang||Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal||Loving Youth O' Mine|
|Peorge LaFleur||An iconic artist who was originally in a family band. Known as the King of Pop||Pop||Jimmie Bean, Person in the Reflection|
|Aria Laide||A World Renowned operatic singer who's life was cut short tragically at an amusement park just outside of Palmdale||Opera||Je Chante Fort, Pauvre de Moi|
|Suler Park||A artist who made it big in both Korea and America||Korean Rock/ Hangul||Let's Go To The Coast|
|Lorena Coast||Young female artist who rose to fame in 1985 after her song Dancing with You||R&B, Pop||Julia, Our Love, Dancing with You|
|Ice Cold Chilli Peppers||A group whose most famous song 'Canifrinacation' topped the charts in 1986||Soft Rock/ Rock||Canifrinacation, Over the Bridge|
|Love Rockets||A punk band formed in 1977 that found success in Springwood's underground punk scene||Punk Rock||Anarchy in the Sun, Pretty Empty, Submarine Mission|
|Far Lands||A group that has made their success through short songs||Pop/ Soft Jazz||Floating Block Of Ice (top 10 list for 3 years)|
|Diamondz||Two female best friends who sing as leads in their band||Pop||Take Me, Promises|
|Taylor Slow||A popular artist known for transitioning from country music to pop||Pop/Country||"Icecubes On My Violin," "We Are Getting Back Together," "I Knew I Was Trouble," "Full Space," and "Start Game."|
Springwood is seen as one of the biggest Democratic strongholds in Canifrinia matching the voting tendencies of other Canifrinian cities such as San Frengo or Arrowhead Junction . They have voted for the Democratic candidate in each US Presidential Election since 1948 with the exception of 1956, 1972 and 1984. This voting trend is often associated with the city's diverse ethnic makeup and young population.
The Springwood government is led by Governor Twenty and a small council of high-ranking officials.
The police force consists of the Springwood Police Department (SWPD) as well as a smaller SWAT detachment; the fire brigade consists of the Springwood County Fire Department (SCoFD). Transportation is managed by the Springwood Department of Transportation (SWDOT) and the Springwood County Transit Authority (SCoTA). Springwood Docks is protected by the Springwood Port Authority (SPA). Unlike popular belief, the SPA does not handle imports/exports at Springwood International Airport (SWX). These kinds of activities are handled by the Springwood Border Protection Agency for Exports and Imports (SBPAEI). The Springwood Air Authorities (SAA) handles immigration security. A large portion of the government is devoted to record keeping and cataloging the many facets of the city. Some of these officials are Simon Ryr and Hansoap.
The 1985 Springwood Mayoral Elections saw Independent candidate Two Dollars Twenty run against Democratic candidate Frederick McKeogh and Republican candidate Samuel Rodriguez. Two Dollars Twenty won the election by a large margin and was re-elected for mayor for the second time.
Crime in Springwood has changed dramatically over the years. Peaking in 1970 due to inflictions between the two major Gangs, Chirpers and Aussies'
In the 1940s, when conscription was introduced to Springwood and the rest of America, some of the more liberal areas sprouted many riots and 'draft dodgers,' which were people that either didn't sign up for the draft or did not join the army if they were drafted. Despite the riots quickly being shut down, the draft dodging continued. Instead of keeping these people in Springwood, the government sent most to Camp Red Rock in northern Arizona to perform labor tasks. Many of the people who didn't preform the orders they were given were shot for treason, which resulted in a lowering of these Draft Dodgers by the end of the war.
During the 1960s, a Serial Killer rose to notoriety due to his brutal methods. 'The Red Shirt Man,' who was later revealed to be office worker Robert Shumacker, was confirmed to have killed 9 people during his reign of terror, however experts predict and Shumacker proclaims that he has killed over 20. Shumacker was sentenced to life in prison on 16th August 1968, but his sentence was later changed to capital punishment in 1969 and he was the first person from Springwood to be executed in the 20th century on 21st January 1973.
One of the biggest crime 'busts' occurred in 1972 when the Springwood SWAT team raided a large Irish pub, the Green Dixie. Police had suspected the pub had been housing illegal activity relating to the mainly Irish Expat Gang, 'The Mob'. Police found thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods and several rooms offering illegal services. The Pub was shut down and many Mob leaders were imprisoned in 1972, however with new ownership the pub was restored back to it's Irish roots in 1976. It is one of the biggest and most popular bars in the Santa Clara area.
On July 18th, 1986, police raided an abandoned home on suspicion of drug trafficking. The police found and confiscated 192 kilograms of cocaine and heroine. 6 criminals were arrested on site. An unknown amount of criminals related to drug trafficking fled the area and started a gang called Los Fierro. According to a police report from January of 1987, the gang has around 200 members, 19 of which are currently incarcerated. The gang is currently active with drug trafficking over US-Mexican border.
During the past decade, Crime has decreased due to the Springwood Government increasing the Springwood Police Department budget by 34%.
1982 Springwood International Airport mass shooting
On June 14th, 1982, a terrorist attack occurred at the Springwood International Airport. At 9:02 am, a single gunman opened fire on civilians in the North Terminal, killing 14 innocent civilians, including one police officer and 3 children and permanently injuring 16 others. At 9:03 am Officer Cordell along with his partner Officer John S. Michel opened fire on the shooter. Officer Cordell was struck in the neck and killed. At 9:07 am, SPD SWAT arrived on scene and neutralized the shooter. After securing the area, paramedics were called to aid. Officer Cordell was dead on arrival. He is the second police officer in Springwood to die in the line of duty. After the incident, Springwood International Airport has received additional security around the terminal areas.
The main governing body of education in Springwood is the 'Springwood Board of Education', headed by the SBE president Mykal Jarden. The Springwood University is one of the many examples of the various learning institutions of Springwood.