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Massachusetts

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Capital
Boston
Became a State
February 6, 1788 (6th)
Location
New England region of United States
Area
10,55 sq. miles (44th)
Population
6,547,629 (14th
Major Cities
Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Cambridge, Lowell
Products
seafood, nursery, stock, dairy products, 
cranberries, tobacco, vegetables
Climate
humid continental: warm summers, cold, snowy winters
Yearly Precipitation
averages 44 inches
Professional Sports Teams
Boston Red Sox (Major League Baseball)
New England Patriots (National Football League)
Boston Celtics (National Basketball Association)
Boston Bruins (National Hockey League)
Boston Cannons (Major League Lacrosse - outdoor)
Boston Blazers (national across League – indoor)
Brockton Rox (Can/Am ProfessionalBaseball)
Worcester Tornadoes (Can/Am Professional Baseball)
Mass Mutiny (National Women’s Football Association)
New England Riptide (National Professional Football)
New England Revolution (Major Soccer League)
Boston Lobster (World Team Tennis)
New England Hurricanes (National Paintball League)
Major Waterways 
Atlantic Ocean
Most Famous Citizens
John Adams (U.S. President)
John Quincy Adams (U.S. President)
Louisa May Alcott (author)
Clara Barton (founder of the American Red Cross)
Susan Anthony (reformer)
Luther Burbank (horticulturist)
Bette Davis (actress)
Emily Dickinson (poet)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (poet)
Benjamin Franklin (public official, diplomat, scientist)
John Hancock (merchant, public official)
Eli Whitney (inventor)
Paul Revere (patriot, silversmith)
Edgar Allen Poe (Writer)
Oliver Wendell Holmes (author)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (U.S. President)
Jack Lemmon (actor)

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black-capped Chickadee
Mayflower
Boston Terrier
American Elm
Ladybug

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Fast Facts Resources

Wikipedia
50 States.com
Mass.gov