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mulberry street

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Dr. Seuss's first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was published in 1937 after being rejected by over 30 publishers. It's about a boy named Marco who imagines a fantastic scene while on a walk to tell his father when he gets home, and it's based on the very ordinary Mulberry Street in Springfield, Massachusetts where Dr. Seuss grew up.

The house at 51 Mulberry was one of the oldest houses on the street dating back to around 1830. It was on the National Register of Historic Places, but it was demolished without permission in 1992.

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