Through the years, the Springfield lighthouse was a source of inspiration to the town's residents, including Lizzie Spaulding and Jonathan Randall (Marcy Rylan, Tom Pelphrey). It replaced the original "Guiding Light," a lamp in the Rev. Rutledge's window. Springfield's exact location was nebulous for years, but later was fixed as Springfield, Ill. Through the magic of soaps, it was never explained why that landlocked city would have a large, working lighthouse.