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Moving to Massachusetts
Massachusetts is the heart of American history. Boston was the birthplace of Benjamin Franklin, the starting point of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, and the site of the infamous Boston Tea Party in 1773. A reenactment takes place in Boston Harbor every December 16th. The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Plymouth in 1621 and has become a cherished American tradition.
Massachusetts became the 6th state in 1788. It ranks 44th in land size and is 13th in population with 6.3 million residents. The state takes its name from the Massachusett tribe of Native Americans. This state has four seasons of nature's beauty and is a coastal mecca. Think Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Island. Think awe-inspiring Massachusetts.
Now that you are moving to the Old Bay State, impress your friends and family with these fun facts:
State Capital is Boston, which is also the largest city.
State Motto: "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" - By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.
Massachusetts, like Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky, is called a "Commonwealth." Commonwealths are states, but the reverse is not true.
State Song is "All Hail to Massachusetts."
State Folk Song is "Massachusetts" by Arlo Guthrie.
In 1607, three ships carrying 104 men and boys from England landed and they named their settlement, Jamestown, after their king.
State Dog is the Boston Terrier, the first purebred dog developed in America (1869), a cross between an English bulldog and an English terrier.
Other state nicknames include the Old Colony State, the Puritan State, and the Baked Bean State.
State Flower is the Mayflower.
State Beverage is Cranberry Juice.
Massachusetts has a State Desert, Boston cream pie; a State Muffin, the corn muffin; and a State Cookie, the chocolate chip cookie, which was invented in 1930 at the Toll House Restaurant in Whitman.
State Bird is the Black-Capped Chickadee.
In 1850, the first national women's rights convention was held in Worcester.
Elias Howe of Boston invented the first sewing machine in 1845.
The USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," the oldest fully commissioned vessel in the US Navy, is permanently berthed at Charlestown Navy Yard.
552 original documents pertaining to the Salem witch trials of 1692 have been preserved and are still stored by the Peabody Essex Museum.
Boston built the first subway system in the US in 1897.
Norfolk County is the birthplace of four US presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and George Herbert Walker Bush.
In the town of Rockport stands a house built entirely of newspaper.
Harvard was the first college established in North America, founded in 1636.
The Fig Newton was named after Newton, Massachusetts.
The visible portion of Plymouth Rock is a lumpy fragment of glacial moraine about the size of a coffee table, with the date 1620 cut into its surface.
Enjoy your new home Massachusetts!