Ten fun facts about Massachusetts


Fact 1
The first subway system was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.

Fact 2
This state is commonly known for the historic event known as the “Salem Witch Trials”. The Peabody Essex Museum still holds 552 original documents that chronicle the events that took place at these trials in 1692.

Fact 3
The Pilgrim National Wax Museum is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It is the only museum of its kind that is completely dedicated to the story of the Pilgrims.


Fact 4
Four US presidents were born in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. They are John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and George Herbert Walker Bush.

Fact 5
The birth control pill was created in Worcester, Maryland at Clark University.

Fact 6
Rockport, Massachusetts is known for having a house that is built from nothing other than newspaper.

Fact 7
The popular “Fig Newton” snack is named after the city of Newton.

Fact 8
Springfield, Massachusetts is home to the Basketball Hall Of Fame.

Fact 9
In 1636 Harvard became the first university to be established in the United States. Due to the size of the university there is not a “universal” mailing address that can be used to direct mail to this location.

Fact 10
The United First Parish Church in Quincy, Massachusetts serves as the final resting place of US presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.


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Short about Massachusetts
Is the 44th largest state and is located in the northeastern part of the United States of America


Fast facts
Number of households
2,525,694
Population
6,645,303
Per capita income
$35,485
Life expectancy in number of years
80.5
Statehood
February 6, 1788
Capital
Boston
Largest city
Boston
Number of billionaires
8
State dance
Square Dance
State beverage
Cranberry juice
State color
Blue and Cranberry
State bird
Black-capped chickadee
State mammal
Right whale
State fish
Cod
State tree
American Elm
State flower
Mayflower

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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