50 Facts About Massachusetts State You Should Know Story

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Introduction

50 Facts About Massachusetts State You Should Know Story

There are a lot of interesting facts about Massachusetts State. As one of the original...

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Fun Facts About Massachusetts

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Massachusetts is the "Bay State"

First on this list of fun facts on Massachusetts is that it's also called the...

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It's the site of the first Thanksgiving

After a long, cold winter in 1620, the pilgrims' life in the New World seemed...

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Paul Revere took his famous ride here

In 1775, rebellion against Britain was in full swing in North America. To alert that...

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Boston Common was the first public park

Founded in 1634, Boston Common is the oldest public park in the country. Throughout its...

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The first subway system in the US is here

It can be hard to think of a time before subway systems. Especially since the...

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Alexander Graham Bell lived in Boston

Alexander Graham Bell was originally from Scotland. He moved to Canada in 1870 and then...

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Boston had the first telephone

One of the most interesting facts on Massachusetts is that it was the home of...

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James Naismith brought us basketball

Not many people know who James Naismith is, but he was an important figure in...

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Harvard University is the oldest US university

Harvard is not only one of the most prestigious universities in the country, but it's...

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It's the most populated New England state

New England is a region of the US that's made up of six of the...

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The Blue Hills Reservation covers six counties

Blue Hills Reservation is a state park just outside of the Greater Boston area. The...

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Boston Harbor is a major US port

You can find the Port of Boston in Boston Harbor. While it's not well-known, this...

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The Boston Tea Party changed history

One of the most important Massachusetts history facts is that it was the site of...

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There are two state birds

If you want to look up the official Massachusetts state bird, you'll find two answers...

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Its motto is "ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem"

If you look at the Massachusetts State flag, you'll see the words "ense petit placidam...

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Interesting Facts About Massachusetts

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The chocolate chip cookie is a state symbol

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic treat that's beloved around the world. Next time you...

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The Pilgrims first landed here

The Pilgrims first landed on Plymouth Rock after fleeing England. What some people don't know...

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It's had a state seal since 1775

The Massachusetts State seal is one of the oldest in the country. The original design...

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You'll keep hearing "All Hail to Massachusetts" here

If you want to learn some fun facts for Massachusetts, you should look up "All...

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There are 150 state parks

If you're a nature lover, you'll enjoy learning about Massachusetts state parks. There are over...

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Keep an eye out for the right whale

If you want to see the Massachusetts State mammal, you'll have to head to the...

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The Morgan horse is a symbol

The Right Whale is the state mammal, but a land mammal still represents the state...

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Boston had the first post office

The postal service is one of the longest-running US services in the country. It even...

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You can create your own Massachusetts state slogan

You've already seen that Massachusetts has an official motto on the state seal. However, the...

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Atlantic cod is a Massachusetts state symbol

Many lists of state facts about Massachusetts never mention that there's an official Massachusetts state...

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Cool Facts About Massachusetts

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The state invented the Fig Newton

Massachusetts is no stranger to inventing sweet treats that became popular nationwide. In 1891, the...

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MA is the "Baked Bean State"

In 1993, Massachusetts named the baked navy bean the official state bean. This is, in...

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There are five land borders

As part of New England, Massachusetts has many land borders, despite its relatively small territory...

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Dunkin Donuts was founded in the state

Dunkin Donuts can be found in every state in the continental US. The first shop...

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Rhodonite is found here

Even residents don't know the Massachusetts state gem. Rhodonite is a pink-colored gem that has...

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Important Facts About Massachusetts

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Colonist John Smith helped create America

John Smith was an English soldier and explorer who traveled to the New World in...

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Boston is the most important city

One piece of information on Massachusetts most people know is its capital. Boston has the...

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It borders the Atlantic Ocean

Massachusetts might have five land borders, but it's not a land-locked state. It also has...

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The Native Americans taught survival

When the Pilgrims first landed in Massachusetts, they were unprepared for the harsh weather. In...

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It became the sixth state

Though Massachusetts was home to some pivotal moments of the Revolutionary War, it wasn't the...

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Historical Facts About Massachusetts

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A trading post was started here in 1602

Long before the Plymouth Colony was settled in 1620, explorers were no strangers to the...

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The Salem Witch Trials were here

Between 1692 and 1693, Massachusetts was a scary place to live in if you stood...

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Massachusetts has the first lighthouse in the country

A little-known part of Massachusetts facts and history is that it's the home of the...

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There's a house made of paper

Rockport is a small town on the Massachusetts coast. It's also home to a unique...

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The name comes from a company

The word "Massachusetts" comes from a Native American tribe that John Smith encountered during his...

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Weird Facts About Massachusetts

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The Mayflower isn't just a boat

Mayflower is the ship that carried the Pilgrims across the ocean. It's also the name...

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The American elm is commemorative

You might not know that there's a Massachusetts state tree. It grows all over the...

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It has the lake with the longest name

If you visit Massachusetts, you'll have a chance to see the lake with the longest...

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It has a mysterious rocking horse collection

One of the most interesting facts on Massachusetts is also an interactive one. There are...

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Boston had the first chocolate factory

While Pennsylvania has become synonymous with chocolate in the United States, that's not where the...

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Scary Facts About Massachusetts

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Lizzie Borden lived here

Though she has become something of a legend, Lizzie Borden was a very real woman...

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A home is haunted by witches

Though Salem, Massachusetts is still a thriving little town, not many of its original structures...

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The Boston Athenaeum has a spooky book

There are many reasons to visit the Boston Athenaeum. It's one of the oldest independent...

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The USS Salem is haunted

The USS Salem is a decommissioned navy cruiser that served in World War II. Today...

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America's most haunted forest is in this state

You might debate whether this is one of the scariest or most fun facts for...

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