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Massachusetts Facts and Trivia. 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 United States in 1897. Although over 30 communities in the colonies eventually renamed themselves to  ...


Massachusetts was the 6th state in the USA; it became a state on February 6, 1788. State Abbreviation - MA State Capital - Boston Largest City - Boston Area - 10,555 square miles [Massachusetts is the 44th biggest state in the USA] Population - 6,692,824 (as of 2013) [Massachusetts is the 14th most populous state in the ...


Interesting facts about Massachusetts. Here you will find some interesting facts about Massachusetts, some about the 7th district and some beyond its borders. The first flag of the United American Colonies was raised on Prospect Hill in Somerville, in 1776. The sweet treat Marshmallow Fluff was invented in Union Square, ...


Fun Massachusetts facts - top 10 fun facts about Massachusetts state for kids - How did Massachusetts get its name - cool, amazing Massachusetts fun facts.


Fun facts about the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Facts about Massachusetts, including the capital, number of electoral votes, state symbols, popular tourist attractions, famous people, sports teams, fun facts, and more.


State Song: "All Hail to Massachusetts". National Parks: 20 • State Forests: 34 • State Parks: 48. Famous For: Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Island, Boston Symphony, Berklee College of Music, Harvard University. Famous Bay Staters: John Adams • John Quincy Adams • John F. Kennedy • George H.W. Bush ...


Find out more about the history of Massachusetts, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.


Resources and activities for school age children on the state of Massachusetts.