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20 Facts About Massachusetts

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Here are some interesting facts about Massachusetts.

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The first free church to be built by free Africans was built in Massachusetts. Report Abuse
The church was the African Meeting House.
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Masschusetts is 2nd in the country regarding cranberry production. Report Abuse
Wisconsin is first. Cranberry juice is a healthy drink that is good for the urinary system.
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Four presidents were born in Massachusetts. Report Abuse
Massachusetts must make good presidential stock: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and George Herbert Walker Bush are the presidents who can claim this state as their birthplace.
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The gamevVolleyball was created in Massachusetts. Report Abuse
The game was created by William G. Morgan and was originally called Mintonette.
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Boston is also the location of the United States' first public school, the Boston Latin School. Report Abuse
The school was established in the 1600s.
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Boston is home to the United States first subway system. Report Abuse
The systems was built in the 1890s.
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The state name comes from Indian word and means a large hill place. Report Abuse
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The state nicknames are: Bay State, Old Colony State, Puritan State, and Baked Bean State. Report Abuse
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The first lighthouse in America was built in Boston harbor. Report Abuse
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Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for the first time in Massachusetts. Report Abuse
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The first computer was invented in Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Report Abuse
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Massachusetts is home to the America's first public park, Boston Common. Report Abuse
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Massachusetts is home to America's first college, Harvard University. Report Abuse
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The US Navy's oldest commissioned warship is in Massachusetts. Report Abuse
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Marshmallow Fluff were created in Massachusetts. Report Abuse
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Massachusetts is the 6th state in the United States. Report Abuse
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The birth control pill was invented in Massachusetts at Clark University. Report Abuse
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The industrial revolution began in Massachusetts. Report Abuse
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Massachusetts is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Report Abuse
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The Fig Newton gets its name from Newton, Massachusetts. Report Abuse
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