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  •  Springfield is also central (2+ / 0-)
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    Upper West, IreGyre

    In the geographic center of a large state. Indianapolis in Indiana also wasn't the first capital-- but in the midwest, notice, the capital is almost always in the center of the state. It's hardly just Illinois. Back in the days when travel was difficult, central capitals made plenty of sense.

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